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Aspectual particle

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Also known as: 动态助词 (dòngtài zhùcí).

These words are added to verbs to indicate aspect (not the same as tense). The particles most often used to indicate aspect in Chinese are 了 (le), 过 (guo), and 着 (zhe).

Notes

    • Verb + 了
    • Verb + 了 + object
    • Verb + object + 了
    • Verb + 了 + quantity
    • Verb + 了 + quantity + 了
    • Adjective + 了
    • Noun + 了
    • Verb + 着
    • Verb + 着 + verb
    • Verb + 过
    • Some verbs cannot be followed by 过
      • 知道
      • 以为
      • 认为
      • 属于
      • 使得
    • Adjective + 过

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