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What is the grammatical structure of: 我把你们带到茶馆来。
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bkrs: (Ru) after VP 4) -lai, lái indicates completion (result) of action by main verb 信笔写来,一觉醒来,这人看来年纪不小, 你且听我道来, 屈指算来, 已经十五年了,说来话长 "现代汉语词典"(1983年 北京)来(2)用在动词后,表示动作的结果:examples 1-3 as above|...

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What does the 呢 in "你听什么呢?" mean?
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Use of 呢 due to presence of interrogative pronoun 什么(similar to 吗 for yes-no questions) quoting e.g. 图解基础汉语语法: "呢"可以用在有疑问代词"谁"、"怎么"、"什么"、"哪"等的疑问句中,"呢"出现不出现都不影响疑问的表达,"呢"有缓和语气的作用。格式:含疑问代词的句子+(呢)?A:妈妈,...

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If 衔 means 'hold in the mouth', why bother adding '在嘴里'?
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What is being held? Majority of Chinese VP especially less common ones are disyllabic or as in the present case monosyllabic verb combined with adverbial preposition phrase (介词短语),if object makes ...

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when is the suffix 边/面 required?
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see grammar, Difference between location nouns and place/position nouns, 方位词 vs 处所词 additionally 汉语语法基础,第一章 词法 第一节 名词 2。4附:方位词 方位词是具有助词性质的名词。从意义方面说,它具有一定的意义-----表示方位;但从语法方面说,它的用途又和一般的名词不同。方位词一般不单独用,...

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Difference between 到处 and 处处
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2 more answers: "汉语同义词词典" 处处/到处[同] 副词。表示说话人所指的动作或状态涉及的全部范围。在就场所而言,表示每个地方时可通用。例(1)船上却处处是公共的地方,船面栏边,人人可以来到。(冰心<寄小读者>)(2)楼台处处飞春雨,十里人家尽种花。(刘白羽<春到零丁洋>)(3)城里到处火光烛天,枪炮齐响。(老舍<小小的花朵>)(4)那时,地上地下,到处万马奔腾。(丁宁<...

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When do we use "廿", "卅" and "卌"?
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bkrs: 廿 twenty (20), in a limited number of set expressions,e.g. 廿世纪 20th century, also written using banker’s character 念 卅 30, thirtieth, used in telegrams 五卅惨案 May 30, 1925 LINE dictionary: ...

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When is it appropriate to use 在 with a time phrase?
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see dictionary examples, e.g. at bkrs, also cf."现代汉语虚词词典"在:介词 一、表示行为动作发生的时间。1。介词短语作状语。{在+时点词语}+动词/动词短语。介词短语可以修饰主谓短语。前无副词,"在"可省:飞机~当天下午起飞|该书连续~1994,1995年获得全国图书征订大会销量冠军|你一定~六点叫醒我|就~昨天上午,我还见到过他|~妈妈生日那天,...

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The use of 放在 in a sentence
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fronting object (雪?)糖 (食糖)is possible: 我食糖放在这杯咖啡里, grammar topic: prepositions(介词), 在,e.g. "图解基础汉语语法"介词(1):在、到、给(一)在"在"主要引出时间和地点1。在动词前 格式 在+时间+做什么 在+哪儿+做什么 Attention "在+时间+做什么"格式中"在"常省略 ...

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飛鵝山 final paragraph translation to English
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珠江口盆地 Pearl River mouth basin 愛新覺羅 Aisin Gioro literally perhaps: (section 27) Facing Pearl River mouth basin, these discs of green hills, these bays of green waters, facing this strip of southern ...

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Why does 要 mean "will" and not "want" in 这个星期五晚上我们要去酒吧?
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grammar topic 能愿动词 : ,see e.g. "图解基础汉语语法"42 能愿动词 (一)想、要、得 1。"想"和"要"都可以表示愿望和打算。格式 想/要+做什么 她想/要继续学习,她想/要当博士,现在不想工作。A:下课后你去哪儿?B:我要去银行。你去吗?A:我不想去,我要去图书馆。 注意/Attention:表示将来真要发生的事情,多用"要"。 2。"得"和"要"(1)"得"...

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What is the difference between 不由得 and 不得不?
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below find 2 examples of pairs or triples including 不由得,不得不 that are close in meaning "实用汉语近义虚词词典" 不由得(副)/忍不住(动)[相同] 都表示控制不住。后面的动词是具体行为时,常可互换: (1)手被开水烫了一下,我不由得叫了起来。(忍不住 ✓)(2)想起家乡的亲人,妈妈不由得流下了眼泪。(忍不住 ...

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What does '来' means when it is used to describe age?
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see grammars (or dictionaries):"外国人实用汉语语法" 概数(4)数词"十、百、千、万"等后边常加"来"表示接近前边的数词。例如:这儿有三十来把椅子。 "实用现代汉语语法" 概数的表示法 (二)1。[来]"来"表示接近前面数词所表示的数目,可能略多,也可能略少,相差不能太远,只用于整数。如"十来个"表示八九个到十一二个,"一百来个"表示比一百多几个或少几个。用"...

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When to use 只 or 仅
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"汉英虚词词典" 仅(副词)同"只"A,B.C,D,限制范围或数量: 1。不但我自己的,便是子君的言语举动,我那时就没有看得分明,~知道她已经允许我了。(鲁迅[伤逝]) 2。为了~能糊口的月薪,男人们在舞台上象疯子一样发神经,女人们以卖弄风骚博得喝彩。(徐怀中[我们播种爱情]) 3。这~是猜测,不足为据。(茹志鹃[剪辑错了的故事]) 4。~就他们没有呼唤彼此的姓名这一点来看,...

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How common is the use of "瞧" and which region?
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等着瞧吧 (you'll see, just wait and see, just you wait, rest assured, etc.) appears to be widely used, iciba has many example sentences containing this phrase. 兔子,等着瞧!Russian: Ну, погоди!, Well, Just You ...

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Use of complement 到
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"实用现代汉语语法"distinguishes 3 types of 可能补语;A、B 与 C 类如下:A:在动词结果补语或趋向补语之间插入"得"或"不"可以构成 A 类补语。"吃饱"---"吃得饱"、"吃不饱"(买到---买得到、买不到)。B:B类可能补语是由"得/不+了"构成的。C:动词和形容词后可以只用"得/不得"作补语,叫 C 类可能补语。 Q and comment #2 (...

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When is the 把 construction forbidden?
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see grammars,b/c object of 把 should be definite(确定)only 3 might need justification, better search this site for previous discussion of such a basic question, cf. "实用现代汉语语法","把"字句, 在"把"字句中,谓语总是针对"把"...

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How to learn to read Chinese calligraphic paintings (and Chinese handwriting)?
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it seems the difference between 楷写/Regular script writing and 行书/cursive writing is mainly due to 连写(在速记中笔不离开纸地写) http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTcwNDEwMTY4.html has a more than 68min video: 行书教程 ...

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Could you underline the parts of sentence contained in: "她一向忌讳家人向陌生人提及自己的隐事"?
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It seems the sentence should be considered as sentence with S-P phrase as object, b/c the predicate verb indicates a mental activity, 忌讳 is similar 知道、希望,认为,.... Often confused with pivotal sentence, ...

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How do you use "which" as a relative pronoun?
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confirming answer #1:basic grammar, search web e。g。 for "relative clause in Chinese", get e。g。 In Mandarin Chinese, the relative clause is similar to other adjectival phrases in that it precedes the ...

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Some self-sufficient Chinese phrases. Help me?
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好像缺乏声调标记的拼音使用有限 (it seems pinyin w/o tone marks is of limited use),因为有用于这一目的的在线工具,第一评论作者好像认为把文字转变成拼音是不必要的(怎么还会有使用者不知道这事情?)(as there are online tools for that purpose, author of first comment ...

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Where do I put adverbial expressions and other phrases in a sentence?
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adverbial adjuncts (状语) always premodify the predicate which can be a verb, adjective or other predicate. These have to be distinguished from complements (补语)。The latter always postmodify the ...

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Differences Between Classes of *过 Verbs ( 通过, 经过, 透过, 穿过, etc. )
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2 alternatives in an abstract sense: iciba: 以(介):例句:他~自学完成了大学全部课程, 征求(动):(有关的人或组织的同意或核准):这问题要~群众,才能做出决定。

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Does 多 always come after the measure word?
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Chinese A Comprehensive Grammar;2。5。1。。。when the number is associated with a noun or measure and noun,多comes after the number and before the measure or noun: 八十多个人, 三百多张纸 (三十多条蛇) 多can also be used ...

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Can you 搬东西? Or do you need to 搬家?
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it seems you can also say: 我帮我(的)室友搬进来了。or 我帮她搬(一些)东西近来了。 have been looking for grammatical rules requiring 把-sentence as proposed below and only found the following: 外国人实用汉语语法,502页:the 把-sentence ...

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Can you 离开 a person? (as in physically separate from them?)
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It seems 分开 can be used with preposition/coverb "跟"to refer to who is being left(departed from),but then it may sound more sentimental(?)just as 离开:跟人,物或地方分开: 我跟他分开了 cf。【 跟她分开 】 【 歌词 】,"和" is also ...

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孤单 vs 孤独 vs 寂寞 usage
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cf."汉语同义词词典":孤单/孤独 [同]形容词。形容独自一个。[异] [孤单] 着重于单身无靠,感到寂寞,或孤零零单独一个。可形容人和人的感觉,也可形容具体的物。可重叠为"孤孤单单","孤单单"。例:(1)每个同志,不是孤单的个人,而且是战斗集体中的一员。(臧克家(高歌忆向阳))(2)哥哥孤单地站在月台上,用忧虑的眼睛凝视着我,似乎掉下了泪。(陈残云(异国乡情))(3)"我没有家了!"...

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Using 是不是 vs. 吗
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generally speaking the position of 是不是 in a sentence is not fixed, cf."实用汉语语法":值得注意的是,由"是不是"组成的正反形式可以移动位置,例如:是不是我这孩子平时的举动有点叫人说闲话?(曹愚)->我这孩子是不是平时的举动有点叫人说闲话?->我这孩子平时的举动是不是有点叫人说闲话?->我这孩子平时的举动有点叫人说闲话,是不是? ...

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忍耐 vs 忍受 usage/difference
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according to OP's earlier comments "the dictionary" seems to refer to Pleco dictionary. Some users would like to suggest again consulting online dictionaries, like bkrs, iciba, Linguee, esp.noting ...

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Existential sentences that used to be but are no longer
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online dictionaries have examples, e.g. submit "there were" to iciba: "there were" 我们学校曾经有许多树 suggestion:曾经有 (非常困难的部分 hard parts, also from iciba)), to see whether 有了 is possible check iciba's ...

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Is there a proverb that means "the squeaky wheel gets the grease"?
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submit e.g. "squeaky wheel grease" to iciba:http://www.iciba.com/squeaky%20wheel%20%20%20grease 1. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. 会叫的孩子有糖吃. more at iciba ("classical" in doubt)

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