City University of Hong Kong CLASS CLASS
Making Sense of Grammar
0 like 0 dislike
15 views
asked Jun 10 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by Ariel (34,480 points) | 15 views

1 Answer

0 like 0 dislike
Expressions denoting indefinite frequency are normally realized by adverbs. This subclass includes: ‘chángcháng/jīngcháng’ (often), ‘tōngcháng’ (usually), ‘píngcháng’ (commonly), ‘xíguànxìng de’ (habitually, customarily), ‘yībān de’(generally), ‘zǒngshì’ (always), ‘yīxiàng’ (consistently), ‘xiànglái’ (always), ‘yīchéngbùbiàn de’ (invariably), ‘yīlǜ de’ (without exception), ‘bùtíng de’ (incessantly), ‘yǒngjiǔ de’ (forever), ‘héngdìng de’ (permanently), ‘bùduàn de’ (continuously), ‘yīzài de/zàisān de’ (repeatedly), ‘fǎnfù de’, (repeatedly), ‘yǒushíhou’ (sometimes), ‘ǒurán de’ (occasionally), ‘jiànhuò de’ (occasionally) ‘zhōuqīxìng de’ (periodically), etc.

[1] Loar, J. K. (2011). Chinese syntactic grammar: functional and conceptual principles. New York: Peter Lang.
answered Jun 10 by Ariel (34,480 points)

1,454 questions

1,751 answers

21 comments

13,109 users

1,454 questions
1,751 answers
21 comments
13,109 users