Difference between revisions of "Using "zhe" when "verbing away""

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=== Books ===
=== Books ===
* [[Integrated Chinese: Level 2, Part 2]] (pp. 193-4) [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0887276881/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=allset-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0887276881 →buy]
{{Source|Integrated Chinese: Level 2, Part 2|193-4}}
*[[40 Lessons for Basic Chinese Course (基础汉语40课下册)]] (p. 385)[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FTL8D8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001FTL8D8&linkCode=as2&tag=allset-20 →buy]
{{Source|40 Lessons for Basic Chinese Course (基础汉语40课下册)|385}}
[[Category: B2 grammar points]]
[[Category: B2 grammar points]]

Revision as of 08:30, 5 January 2018

A repeated verb followed by the particle 着 (zhe) is used to show that an action has be repeated for a period of time, and as a result a new situation has arisen which the speaker wishes to comment on.


Verb + 着 + Verb + 着 + 就 + Comment + 了


  • 说着 说着 我 就 发现 自己 也 糊涂 了。I was talking and talking, and then I confused myself.
  • 我 今天 一直 都 在 看 语法 的 书, 看着 看着,就 睡着 了。Today, I was constantly studying the grammar books. As I was studying, I fell asleep.
  • 我 在 北京 的 胡同 里 走 着 走 着 就 走丢 了。As I was walking in one of Beijing's back roads, I got lost.

See also

Sources and further reading