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Revision as of 03:17, 18 June 2012

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Structure

One way to reduplicate verbs is to insert 一 (yī), in the following structure:

Verb + 一 + Verb

As with simple verb reduplication, this creates a sense that the verb is done briefly or "a little bit".

Examples

  • 给 我 看 一 看
  • 听 一 听
  • 试 一 试

See also

Sources and further reading

Books

HSK3