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What is the function of bǐcǐ (彼此) in Chinese? 

asked Jan 25, 2018 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (25,520 points) | 172 views

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The function of B˘ıc˘ı (彼此) is similar to the English reciprocal pronoun "each other." B˘ıc˘ı (彼此) are two morphemes that are demonstratives in classical Chinese and occur most frequently in the adverb position.

→他們彼此尊重 (t¯a-men bi-ci z¯unzh`ong/ They respect each other.)

Also, bǐcǐ (彼此) can be easily replaced by a similar reciprocal adverb hùxiāng (互相).

answered Jan 25, 2018 by admin (25,520 points)
edited Apr 25, 2018 by admin

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