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What is the function of BEI (被) in Chinese?

asked Dec 7, 2017 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (25,170 points) | 94 views

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Bèi (被) marks Passive. The form-function mapping construction is showed as follows,       

               NP1                          BEI      (NP2)                     V

               Patient Causee      BEI      (Agent Causer)     V

answered Jan 2, 2018 by admin (25,170 points)

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