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#REDIRECT[[Verb reduplication]]
Reduplication of certain verbs and adding an 一 (yī) can change the degree of something to "a little bit".
== Structure ==
One way to reduplicate verbs is to insert 一 (yī), in the following structure:
<div class="jiegou">
Verb + 一 + Verb
As with simple [[verb reduplication]], this creates a sense that the verb is done briefly or "a little bit".
== Examples ==
<div class="liju">
* 给 我 <em>看 一 看</em>。<span class="trans">Let me look a little.</span>
* 你 <em>听 一 听</em>。<span class="trans">(You) Listen a bit.</span>
* 去 <em>试 一 试</em>。<span class="trans">(You) Go and try it a bit.</span>
==See also==
*[[Verb reduplication]]
*[[Verbing briefly]]
== Sources and Further Reading ==
=== Books ===
* [[New Practical Chinese Reader 2 (新实用汉语课本2)]] (pp. 18) [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/7561911297/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=allset-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=7561911297 →buy]
* [[Contemporary Chinese 1 (当代中文1)]] (pp. 125) [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/7800528804/ref%3das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=allset-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=7800528804 →buy]
* [[Practicing HSK Grammar (语法精讲精炼)]] (pp. 152-160) [http://www.amazon.cn/mn/detailApp/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&tag=allset-23&linkCode=as2&asin=B001N6R7DI&camp=536&creative=3132&creativeASIN=B001N6R7DI →buy]
[[Category:A2 grammar points]]
{{Basic Grammar|一|A2|V + 一 + V|我 看 <em>一</em> 看。你 试 <em>一</em> 试。|grammar point|ASGRAE9J}}
{{Similar|Verb reduplication}}
{{Similar|Verbing briefly}}
{{Used for|Decreasing formality}}
{{Used for|Describing actions}}
{{Subprop|Verb phrases}}

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