dǎduàn (打断)

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Mandarin does not have a simple word for BREAK. daduan is a compound which literally means 'hit and broken'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(32)
Bàba dǎduàn le gùnzǐ.
baba
Dad
daduan-le
break-PERF
gunzi
stick
‘Dad broke the stick.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BREAK Coding set Argument type
1 breaker Ø A
2 broken thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
R y
(8)
‘I broke the stick.’
(244)
‘The stick broke.’
C
R y
(10)
‘I broke the stick.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(245)
‘The stick was boken by me.’