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I came across this sentence and the translation is roughly "I'm a little tired of him." but I'm curious as to what purpose 过 serves here?

Am I right to think that 我有点过厌他。 also means "I'm a little tired of him."?

  • Where did you find this sentence? It doesn't look like proper Chinese. – user3306356 Apr 5 at 11:06
  • I found it in a textbook that my school made. I go to a university in Korea so I wouldn't be surprised if this wasn't proper Chinese. – Seankala Apr 5 at 11:22
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I am sure it is a typo

我有点过厌他 should be 我有点讨厌他 (I am a little bit disgusted with him/ I am kind of hating him)

讨厌 = disgusted with; hate

过厌 makes no sense

In traditional Chinese characters, you wouldn't confusing 過(过) with 討(讨) so easily

  • I wonder if the text is written by hand. The typo won't happen if you type it on devices, unless you use the handwriting feature. – Blaszard Apr 5 at 19:18
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我有点过厌他 literally,"a little too tired of him" see online dictionaries, esp. bkrs: 过 IV

(1) 过分; ; 过于; 太甚 [excessive] 以其境过清, 不可久居, 乃记之而去。 --唐·柳宗元《至小丘西小石潭记》 古者天下之人爱戴其君, 比之如父母; 拟之如天, 诚不过也。 --清·黄宗羲《原君》 (2) 又如: 过爱(过分的爱); 过余(过分); 过头话(过分的大话)

maybe 讨厌 would make better sense, and be much more common

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    No one say 过厌 instead of 太过讨厌 or 过分讨厌. – Tang Ho Apr 5 at 11:44
  • absolutely, who would argue otherwise, if 过厌 existed , there would be examples at iciba, users also note that 厌 seems to be a bound morpheme only occurring in fixed combinations 无厌,看厌了,厌恶,厌弃 (过厌 not among them) – user6065 Apr 5 at 12:04
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the right meaning should be 我有点受不了他 , tired of somebody means "对 somebody 受不了/厌烦/讨厌/闹心"

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