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    拿Is an object marker here. If you take it away, the sentence will mean that "he likes that his friend plays practical jokes." With 拿, it means "he likes to play jokes on his friend."


    It is a little bit like 'use...for' in English.or you can say "他喜欢开他同学的玩笑"

    It's just like u say"make fun of his classmates" rather than "make fun his classmates"...we use "拿" here to mean there is an object of an action ("make fun开玩笑" )

    I think it is idiomatic usage,you should not read the literal meaning only


    Gute Frage.

    wrong sentence

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