Presentation on theme: "CHINESE GRAMMAR. 1. It is simply a means by which the direct object is displaced to a position before the verb. 2. It states how a person is handled,"— Presentation transcript:
1. It is simply a means by which the direct object is displaced to a position before the verb. 2. It states how a person is handled, manipulated or dealt with; 3. How something is disposed of; or how an affair is concluded
Subject bǎ + direct object + verb + complement / other element Lǐ Míng bǎ nǐ-de zìdiǎn názǒu le. Ming Li has taken your dictionary away. Bǎ men dǎkāi. Open the door
Kèrén láile (The guest has come.) (subject: known information, definite) Lái kèrénle (Weve got a guest.) (after the verb, new information, indefinite)
indefinite nouns: a book some people a few of computers X he BA a cup tea drink Le X he Ba some letter write le
definite nouns: possessive pronoun+noun: ba my cloth wash Le demonstrative pronoun+noun: ba that MW car sell Le bare noun: I Ba person to you find compl. Le (someone who both the speaker and the listener knows)
Disposal of the noun following (to name a few) 1.result and degree He got the date wrong by 3 years. He Ba date get wrong Le three year
2.direction & movement Drive your car around to the back! Ba your car drive compl.Dao back comple.Qu. Go and get your own calculator. Go Ba your self calculator get compl. Lai
3.particle : emergence of a new state I lost my laptop. Wo Ba laptop lost Le
3. negators should go before In other words, they negate the whole phrase + verb phrase.
Translation 1 Zuótiān w ǒ b ǎ shū diūle 2 B ǎ w ǎ n x ǐ gānjìng!
Using ba construction 1 W ǒ xiě wán le zhōngwén zuòyè. 2 Tāmen ná dàole shū