In Chinese, verbs like 给 gěi ‘give’, 送 sòng ‘give as a present’, 借jiè
‘borrow’/‘lend’, 还 huán ‘give back’/‘return’ and 赔 péi ‘compensate’/‘pay
for’ entail the use of a direct and an indirect object, thereby forming a dative
Tā gěi tā yī shù huā 。
(一束花 yī shù huā a direct object, 她 tā indirect object)
He gave her a bunch of flowers.
Péng yǒu sòng wǒ yī píng jiǔ 。
(一瓶酒 yī píng jiǔ direct object, 我 wǒ indirect object)
My friend gave me a bottle of wine as a present.
Tā jiè le tú shū guǎn yī pī shū 。
(一批书 yī pī shū direct object, 图书馆 tú shū guǎn indirect object)
He borrowed a number of books from the library.
Tā hái le wǒ men yī zhāng yóu piào 。
(一张邮票 yī zhāng yóu piào direct object, 我们 wǒ men indirect object)
She returned a stamp to us.
Bǎo xiǎn gōng sī péi le tā men yī bǐ qián ma？
(一笔钱 yī bǐ qián direct object, 他们 tā men indirect object)
Did the insurance company give them a sum of money in compensation?
I did not owe him anything.
 Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.