City University of Hong Kong CLASS CLASS
Making Sense of Grammar
0 like 0 dislike
13 views
asked Nov 25, 2020 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by Mickey (7,400 points) | 13 views

1 Answer

0 like 0 dislike
duìyú对于emphasizes the target while guānyú关于 emphasizes the relevant elements.

For example,

对于那个人,我不了解

Duìyú   nàgè   rén, wǒ  bùliǎojiě

About   that    guy    I    not familiar with

‘I don’t know much about that guy’.

关于这件礼物,有一个感人的故事

Guānyú   zhèjiàn   lǐwù, yǒuyīgè   gǎnrénde   gùshi

About        this     gift         has a      moving   story

‘There is a moving story about this gift.’
answered Nov 25, 2020 by Mickey (7,400 points)

1,073 questions

1,365 answers

13 comments

7,389 users

1,073 questions
1,365 answers
13 comments
7,389 users