kànjiàn (看见)

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kànjiàn literally means look-see and usually functions as a monotransitive verb meaning see.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(16)
Wǒ kànjiànle yītóu níu.
wo
1SG
kanjian-le
see-PERF
yi-tou
one-CL
niu
cow
‘I saw a cow.’
(87)
Wǒ kànjiàn-le nèige lǎohǔ.
wo
1SG
kanjian-le
see-PERF
neige
that
laohu
tiger
‘I saw that tiger.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEE Coding set Argument type
1 seeer Ø A
2 seen entity Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(109)
‘Luckily, you were not seen by other people.’