bēishāng (悲伤)

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bēishāng is a typical adjective consisting of two synonymous morphemes meaning sad or sadness. It is used usually without a copular and can be modified by adverbs like hěn, fēicháng, etc. (both meaning 'very').

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form
Verb type: A

Example

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Lǎo wáng hěn bēishāng.
Lao
Lao
Wang
Wang
hen
very
beishang
sad
‘Old Wang is very sad.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE SAD Coding set Argument type
1 sad person Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y