líkāi (离开)

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líkāi is used as a transitive verb in practically the same way as leave both semantically and syntactically. But to mean 'leave for', Mandarin speakers use líkāi 'somewhere', 'somewhere else' (please refer to entry).

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(56)
Wǒ xiàgè yuè líkāi Běijīng (qù Shēnzhèn).
wo
1SG
xia-ge
next-CL
yue
month
likai
leave
Beijing
Beijing
(qu
(go.to
Shenzhen)
Shenzhen)
‘I will leave Beijing (for Shenzhen) next month.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LEAVE Coding set Argument type
1 leaver Ø A
2 left place/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
N y