After commenting in the "Hungry Traveller: Inner Mongolia" lesson, it occured to me there is a gap in my knowledge. It is how to turn adjectives into verbs.
The example in the lesson was 'dry'. I know the word for the adjective 'dry', but I didn't know how to say the verb 'to dry'.
I am only looking for verbs that cause an object to acquire the property of the adjective. Other adjective-verb pairs that I have thought of are:
wet - to wet
long - to lengthen
short - to shorten
big - to enlarge
hot - to heat
cold - to cool
bad - to worsen
good - to improve
In English, we can often turn the adjective into the verb by prefixing it with 'get' or 'become'. For example, heavy - to become heavy. I'm not sure if there is a similar construct in Mandarin.
Is there a standard way of turning adjectives into verbs in Chinese?
Note - I am not interested in the method - so the verb associated with 'short' would not be 'cut' or 'mow'.
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