zhǎ[yǎn(jing)] (眨[眼(睛)])

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Mandarin does not have the counterpart of BLINK. The closest form is zha-yan, which is a VO construction. Therefore, this item is not included in this data base.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Example

(28)
Xiǎo Lì cháo wǒ zhǎyǎnjing.
Xiao
Xiao
Li
Li
chao
PREP
wo
1SG
zhayanjing
blink.eye
‘Little Li blinked at me.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# WINK Coding set Argument type
1 Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(239)
‘He blinked his eyes.’
(240)
‘His eyes blinked once.’
C
N y