In this video lesson we'll learn a very important sentence structure: 连动句 Liándòngjù - a Chinese Sentence with Verb Phrases in Series. And we'll also learn and compare the verbs 去 vs. 回 in Chinese.
In Chinese, there is a very important type of sentence structure, it is called 连动句 Liándòngjù.
It's when we have a Chinese Sentence with Verb Phrases in Series. In fact 连动句 is literally "sequence - verb - sentence".
A typical 连动句 goes like this:
Sometimes the sentence only has one Object, or no Object at all. For example:
In Chinese, both qù 去 and 回 huí are verbs. We can use them to say "to go and be back" in Chinese. Here are how we compare the verbs 去 vs. 回 in Chinese:
去 means to go or to go to.
回 means to go back (to) or to come back (to) - we do not know if it's to go back or to come back. 回 just indicates to travel back.
We can use 去 and 回 in this structure:
Since 去 and 回 are both verbs in Chinese, they can also be used in 连动句, Chinese Sentence with Verb Phrases in Series. This would be the structure:
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