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The grammatical term 离合词 líhécí in Chinese refers to a group of verbs; they can be used as a single verb or can be separated and used as a verb + object phrase. How shall we master this special Chinese language grammar? ...

May 6, 2014 12:00 AM
Comments · 6

In the first example I believe you highlighted the wrong 上。

I think it should be:


August 4, 2016

minor correction: in English, 'bath' is a noun; the verb is 'bathe'

June 5, 2015

Lovely article, very well written and very well explained. Thank you!

May 11, 2014

Thanks, it's very useful :)

May 9, 2014

I really enjoyed your article, it helped clear up why some sentences I've seen before seemed wrong to me, even though I knew they weren't. It's because they were using separable verbs.


Now if there was only a good way to tell which verbs are separable and which are not... I guess that just comes with practice!


May 7, 2014
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