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ID: QW0341 Elementary
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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在中文里面叫“单音节”和“双音节”。
zài Zhōngwén lǐmiàn jiào “dān yīnjié ”hé “shuāng yīnjié ”。
In Chinese, they are called “dānyīnjié” and “shuāngyīnjié”.
在中文很简单,因为“单音节”就是一个字,“双音节就是两个字。
zài Zhōngwén hěn jiǎndān ,yīnwèi “dān yīnjié ”jiùshì yī gè zì ,“shuāng yīnjié jiùshì liǎng gè zì 。
In Chinese it's very easy, because monosyllabic words have just one character, and disyllabic words have two characters.
但是现代汉语一般要用双音节的词。
dànshì xiàndàihànyǔ yībān yào yòng shuāng yīnjié de cí 。
But modern Chinese usually will use disyllabic words.
今天我们帮大家总结了几种方法,把单音节变成双音节。
jīntiān wǒmen bāng dàjiā zǒngjié le jǐzhǒng fāngfǎ ,bǎ dān yīnjié biànchéng shuāng yīnjié 。
Today we are going to help everyone summarize some of the different ways that a monosyllabic word becomes a disyllabic word.
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