(xié)dài ((携)带)

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Mandarin dài is used as a transitive verb. It usually demands a complement to follow it indicating direction of movement. When this condition is satisfied, the verb can enter both BA and BEI altrnations.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(46)
Jǐngchá kěyǐ xiédài qiāngzhī.
jingcha
policeman
keyi
may
xiedai
carry
qiangzhi
gun
‘Policemen may carry guns.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# CARRY Coding set Argument type
1 carrier Ø A
2 carried thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(271)
‘This kind of handgun is convenient for carrying. / It is convenient to carry this kind of handgun.’
C
R y
(267)
‘He has carried the little dog here.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(269)
‘The puppy was carried away by her.’