tīngjiàn (听见)

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tīngjiàn (lit. 'listen-hear') functions very much like kànjiàn 'see', where jiàn actually denotes the positive result of the action (of 'listening' or 'looking'). However, the semantic focus is laid on the result indicated by jiàn. Please refer to the entry of kànjiàn.

Coding frame

Verb type: VV

Example

(97)
Wǒ tīngjiàn le qiāngshēng.
wo
1SG
tingjian-le
hear-PERF
qiangsheng
gunshot
‘I heard the gunshot.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HEAR Coding set Argument type
1 hearer Ø A
2 heard sound Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(143)
‘Your words were beard by the teacher. / What you said was heard by the teacher.’