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Is there a pattern for "somebody/something is so verb/adjective that..." in Chinese?

Posted by xiaophil September 19, 2010 in the Group I Have a Question.

I feel deja vu coming on.  I know I have seen a discussion on this, but I cannot remember where and what the result was.  So...

Is there a pattern for "somebody/something is so verb/adjective that..." in Chinese?

For example, If I wanted to translate, "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse," I would probably say 我很饿,所以我能把一头马吃光了.  But this is a work-around.  How would a Chinese person say it?

It seems to me I remember somewhere a pattern.  It was something like "somebody/something verb/adjective + 得..."  For example, 我饿得我能把一头马吃光了.  Is this sentence okay?

 

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