Verbs preceded by "gei"
The word 给 literally means "to give", but is frequently used in Chinese to indicate the target of a verb. The target is who or what the verb is aimed or directed at. There are two structures for this:
Subject + Verb + Object + 给 + Target Subject + 给 + Target + Verb + Object
The meaning is the same with either structure.
- 我 给 他 打 电话。
- 你 打 电话 给 他。
- 请 给 我 回复。