I was watching 三体 ep2 and I came across this sentence 我这房子本来买了就是结婚用的 Why did they put 这房子 before 买了?

1 Answer 1


It is called [topic + comment] sentence structure.

  • [这房子] is the topic

  • [本来买了就是结婚用的] is the comment


  • [SVO]:我來煮這頓飯 [S = 我; V = 來煮; O = 這頓飯]

I am cooking this meal

  • [topic + comment]: 這頓飯我來煮 [topic = 這頓飯; comment = 我來煮]

This meal, I am cooking it

[topic + comment] structure emphasizes the object.

  • Thank you so much. Could you also explain what this structure is used for? Is it to emphasize?
    – n0llakolm3
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 15:19
  • Yes, it emphasizes the object. 本来买了这房子就是结婚用的 doesn't emphasize 这房子 like 这房子本来买了就是结婚用的 does
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 15:40

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.