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September 07, 2010, 02:12 AM posted in General Discussion

Behind what verbs can you use "gěi"? as in:

Wǒ de diànnǎo, wǒ bù yuànyi jiègěi tā

My computer, I am not willing to lend him.


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September 07, 2010, 12:27 PM

Hi Fred,

“gěi” can be used after a verb indicating the handing over of something, so when passing something to others we can use "verb+gěi" pattern,like: jiāo(to hand in)gěi、dì(to pass)gěi、jiè(to lend or borrow)gěi、fā(to send or deliver)gěi、dài(to bring)gěi、sòng(to give)gěi、zū(to rent)gěi and so on.

Hope that helps!