gǎndào lěng (感到冷)

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Mandarin leng can function as a predicate without a copular. The subject can be either animate or inanimate. Thus both wo leng ‘I am cold.’ and tianqi leng ‘The weather is cold.’ are grammatical.

Coding frame

Verb type: V A

Example

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Wǒ gǎndào lěng.
wo
1SG
gandao
feel
leng
cold
‘I feel cold.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FEEL COLD Coding set Argument type
1 freezing 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