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Four Uses of the Complement 起来 (qilai)

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ID: QW0169 Intermediate
You've seen 起来 (qilai) tacked onto the end of verbs, and it didn't bother you at first. But then you started noticing it doing different things in different circumstances (and with different verbs), and you probably started wondering what is going on with this complement. This lesson breaks it down and explains the four main cases, while also referencing an older Qing Wen: Using 看 (kàn) and 看起来 (kàn qilai).
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zhàn qǐlai
to stand up
tiào qǐlai
to jump up
tàiyáng cóng dōngfāng shēng qǐlai 。
The sun rises in the East.
bǎ shǒu jǔ qǐlai
to raise your hand
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