Difference between revisions of "Verb reduplication with "yi""
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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".
- 给 我 看 一 看。
- 你 听 一 听。
- 去 试 一 试。
Sources and further reading
- New Practical Chinese Reader 2 (新实用汉语课本2) (pp. 18) →buy
- Contemporary Chinese 1 (当代中文1) (pp. 125) →buy
- Practicing HSK Grammar (语法精讲精炼) (pp. 152-160) →buy