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格外 (géwài) is an adverb that has the same meaning as "especially" or "particularly" in English.  
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格外 (géwài) is an [[adverb]] that has the same meaning as "especially" or "particularly" in English. You might be wondering what the difference between 格外 (géwài) and 特别 (tèbié) is. Keep in mind that 特别 (tèbié) can be either as an [[adjective]] that emphasizes something is "special" or as an adverb that expresses "especially." However, 格外 (géwài) can ''only'' be an adverb that emphasizes "especially" and cannot be used as an adjective like 特别 (tèbié) can.
  
 
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* 下过雨的早晨<em>格外</em>舒服. <span class="pinyin">Xiàguò yǔ de zǎochén <em>géwài</em> shūfú.</span><span class="trans">It's especially comfortable on a rainy morning.</span>
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* 今天<em>格外</em>忙, 都来不及吃午饭. <span class="pinyin">Jīntiān géwài máng</span><span class="trans">Today is especially bus.</span>
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* 昨天登山累了, 晚上睡得<em>格外</em>香甜. <span class="pinyin">Zuótiān dēngshān lèile, wǎnshàng shuì dé géwài xiāngtián</span><span class="trans">I was tired from climbing yesterday, so sleep was especially sweet. </span>
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{{Basic Grammar|格外|B2|格外 + verb|他今天<em>格外</em> 忙.|grammar point|ASG87D22}}
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Latest revision as of 01:59, 19 September 2018

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格外 (géwài) is an adverb that has the same meaning as "especially" or "particularly" in English. You might be wondering what the difference between 格外 (géwài) and 特别 (tèbié) is. Keep in mind that 特别 (tèbié) can be either as an adjective that emphasizes something is "special" or as an adverb that expresses "especially." However, 格外 (géwài) can only be an adverb that emphasizes "especially" and cannot be used as an adjective like 特别 (tèbié) can.

Structure

格外 + verb

Examples

  • 下过雨的早晨格外舒服. Xiàguò yǔ de zǎochén géwài shūfú.It's especially comfortable on a rainy morning.
  • 今天格外忙, 都来不及吃午饭. Jīntiān géwài mángToday is especially bus.
  • 昨天登山累了, 晚上睡得格外香甜. Zuótiān dēngshān lèile, wǎnshàng shuì dé géwài xiāngtiánI was tired from climbing yesterday, so sleep was especially sweet.

Sources and further reading

Books

HSK5