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It's not a classifier here. From dictionary: 列车 lièchē (1) [train]∶众多连续的车辆。一般指火车,尤指由牵引机车和运货或载客的车厢组成的连挂成列的火车 So you can see, 列 is short for 成列的 (lined up in a row), therefore it's put before 车 as an adj.


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About morphology: 列車 is a compound noun made up of two morphemes, with the head being 車. According to Chaofen Sun’s ‘Chinese: A Linguistic Introduction’ (p. 50), about 90% of compound nouns in Chinese have the head (nominal formant) on the right. Thus the structure of 列車 is not unusual at all. The morpheme on the left tells us what kind of car it is, as ...


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It will be much easier for me to explain it in Chinese.QAQ What are the rules to put a grammatically correct adverbial phrase together? Here are some examples. v.+adv./adv.+v. run fast 跑得快 quikly open the door 迅速地打开门 adv.+adj. very good 非常好 The same as we use in English.I think most of the rules are the same. When we use 地(adv+v)and 得(v+adv)depends on ...


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It seems that you like rules, but soon you'll find that exceptions are the norm. Don't consider the following as rules. They are just examples. How to put them together? It is indeed very flexible, as it is in English: 轻轻的我走了。 Quietly I left. 我轻轻的走了。 I quietly left. 我走了,轻轻的。 I left quietly. The 2nd is the most common form, but the other two ...


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我即将去军校 is grammatically correct, but 即将 sounds too formal. Try this: 我很快就要去军校了。 I soon will go-to military-school le. Notice that I used 了 which marks the end of what I am saying. Otherwise a listener may expect that you have something more to say. There are subtle uses of 了 that may take pages to explain. If you want a formal form, 我即将去军校了 is ...



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