zhīdào (知道)

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zhīdào is used as a transitive verb in practically the same way as know is used. Interestingly, it can enter the BEI construction but not BA construction, because the two constructions have different meanings and semantic requirements.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(43)
Wǒ zhīdào nǐde míngzì.
wo
1SG
zhidao
know
nide
your
mingzi
name
‘I know your name.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KNOW Coding set Argument type
1 knower Ø A
2 known thing/person 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