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How to translate ‘安裝安裝手冊’? What’s unique about Chinese verbs?

asked Dec 7, 2017 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (25,240 points) | 49 views

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The translation may be ‘Install the installation’. It is obviously showed that Chinese verbs are part of nouns. Verbs behave like nominals.

Also, the transitivity of Chinese verbs is hard to determine. Most verbs can be used interchangeably (transitive or intransitive) and manifest more flexibility than their English counterparts.

answered Jan 2, 2018 by admin (25,240 points)

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