In this HSK 3 video lesson we'll learn about 把字句 (Bǎzìjù ▸The 把 Sentences). We'll learn the structure of 把字句 and the Verb Predicates in 把字句.
|☑ See also 把字句 (Bǎzìjù ▸The 把 Sentences) Part 2.|
Let's look at an example sentence first:
Wǒ bǎ fángjiān dǎsào le.
I “ba” room clean-up -le.
I - “disposing of” the room - cleaned up.
[I had the room cleaned up.]
The structure of a typical 把字句 goes like this:
|Subject||Preposition||Prepositional Object||Verb Predicate|
|Prepositional Phrase (as Adverbial)|
We use a 把字句
The structure goes like this, with the Negatives Words used before the "把 Phrase":
The 把字句 can also be questions. The "把 Phrase" is used before the Verb Predicate.
The Verb Predicates in a 把字句 are usually constructed by a Verb with other Sentence Elements.
❖ As students, we don't necessarily have to be able to tell exactly what type of Sentence Element is used along with the Verb, we're introducing the following types as possible examples that students may hear in daily conversation or may read in supplement materials.
|☑ See also Summary. 补语 (Bǔyǔ ▸ Complements).|
❖ 把字句 is a very important structure. It is commonly used in Chinese. And today we’re learning it for the first time. Later on we’ll learn more about 把字句, so that we’ll be able to say more complicated 把字句.