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Other meaning of 一顿 besides relating to meals

I have the following sentence: 老师把学生批评了一顿 Google's only translation of 一顿 on its own returns 'A meal' or 'a spanking' which is the meaning discussed in other posts. Here it seems like it means a ...
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Difference between Verb + 不了 and Verb + 不动

My teacher gives me two examples to state the difference between 不了 and 不动 as follows. (A)我的腿受伤了,所以我走不了。 (B)我累得走不动。 I also read in Chinese Grammar Wiki but I still get confused. (1) My teacher said ...
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Difference between 我一句汉语也没听懂 and 我一句汉语也听不懂

(1)刚来中国时,我一句汉语也没听懂。 (2)刚来中国时,我一句汉语也听不懂。 For me: (1) states the situation that "I cannot understand Chinese sayings" without pointing out any reasons (2) uses potential complement "听不懂&...
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Meaning of 上 as Result Complement

I look up in youdao and it says meanings of 上 as below : (1) from the high position looking down: 登上山顶, 爬上河堤 (2) presents the result of the action: 穿上外衣, 没吃上饭 (3) presents the beginning and ...
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Complements of degree that aren't extreme?

I'm not sure if anyone has thought about this before, but there seems to be something missing in terms of Chinese complements of degree for adjectives: 高兴得 不得了 / 坏了 / 极了 / 死了 These all take the ...
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Difference between 看完 and 看到

My homework requires to fill in this blank. A: 你看完这本书了没有? B: 我看。。。一半。 I have 2 options that means "I finish reading half the book". 我看完一半。 我看到一半。 I am a bit confused because I think 完 involves ...
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开 and 给 as Result Complement

My textbook introduces 开 and 给 as Result Complements which are placed after verbs to indicate the result of actions. However, the book doesn’t provide any examples. Can you guys teach me how to use ...