CHI506 L. 21 Notes - O , W 3. Reduplication of verbs (an...

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1. Relative Clause (which/who/that) There is NO relative pronoun in Chinese. The way we translate English relative clause is to make the relative clause a prenominal Adjective (except for one syllable adjective). To make a relative clause an adjective, . is required. Relative clause+ . noun This is the girl (that gave me the opera tickets.) 2 The teacher (who asked me questions) is Mr. Wang. 2 2. Adverbs to modify adjective predicate: O , W . . . optional in question and negative statements) Subject + Adverb + Adjective I am busy, he is even busier. O , W The meal he made is extremely delicious. In comparison, the adverbs are omitted for adjective predicate.
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Unformatted text preview: O , W 3. Reduplication of verbs (an ACTION verb can be reduplicated to indicate short duration, or to soften the tone) a. One-syllable verb W b. Non-compound Verb . . . . c. Compound verb (verb+noun) is ungrammatical . . 4. . /. / . To give as a present a. . I gave her flowers. ,W I gave flowers to her. ,W b. . I gave her a bunch of flowers. I gave a bunch flowers to her. ( this pattern is not good for . ) . as a verb: to give (not necessarily as a present) I gave her flowers. ,W Please give me a piece of paper. ,W...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course CHI 506 taught by Professor Kao during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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CHI506 L. 21 Notes - O , W 3. Reduplication of verbs (an...

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