dào (倒)

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dào is used as a transitive verb, usually taking a pre-verbal PP to indicate direction of pouring. When used in BA and BEI constructions, a post-verbal PP is usually used for the same purpose.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(104)
Māma wǎng shuǐtǒng lǐ dǎoshuǐ.
mama
Mom
wang
into
shuitong-li
pail-inside
dao
pour
shui
water
‘Mom poured water into the pail.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# POUR Coding set Argument type
1 pourer Ø A
2 pouring goal PREP+NP X
3 poured substance Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
M y
C
N y
C
M y
(173)
‘It is a big trouble pouring water from this kind of jar. / It is a big trouble pouring water into this kind of jar.’
C
R y
(171)
‘I poured water into the bowl.’
C
N y
C
R y
(172)
‘The water has been poured into the bowl by me.’