Problem: Lately I started to get concerned if there are pure transitive or intransitive verbs in Chinese. At first look, there are many verbs that do not require an immediate object/宾语 like
吃饭. These are mostly called separable verbs/离合动词, these verbs already contain an object within and can be easily checked by some quantifier insertion:
吃一个饭, 洗一个澡.... Do we call them intransitive?
What about such verbs as
参加, 游泳 or
去, 回, 走? A noun used after these verbs is considered to be an adverbial of place not an object. It looks like in Chinese such linguisitc property as transitivity / intransitivity heavily relies on verb semantics in constrast to other languages.
Question: Are there transitive / intransitive verbs in Chinese?