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- Also known as: 状态动词 (zhuàngtài dòngcí), 静态动词 (jìngtài dòngcí), state verb and static verb.
A stative verb is a verb describing a relatively unchanging or permanent condition/state. Stative verbs in Mandarin are usually translated as adjectives in English.
- Generally two characters; hence single character stative verbs are usually preceded by 很.
- Using a single character stative verb alone is for comparison
Sources and further reading
- Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide (pp. 56 - 68)