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Syllables and Verbs Qing Wen

Syllables and Verbs
Tom, Vera
QW0341
Elementary

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Although there are some verbs which can stand on their own with one syllable, in modern Chinese, many verbs are expressed in two (or more) syllables. In fact, most monosyllabic verbs can be changed into disyllabic verbs. This Qing Wen discusses some of the ways that Chinese verbs grow longer.

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