zhǎnshì (展示)

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In Mandarin, zhanshi normally goes together with a PP, and zhanshi is a compound meaning 'exhibit and show'. Therefore, no precise counterpart exists in Mandarin.

Coding frame

Verb type: VV

Example

(76)
Huàjiā (xiàng wǒmen) zhǎnshì tā de zuòpǐn.
huajia
painter
(xiang
(to
women)
1PL)
zhanshi
show
ta-de
3SG-POSS
zuopin
painting
‘The painter is showing his paintings (to us).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHOW Coding set Argument type
1 shower Ø A
2 showing addressee PREP+NP X
3 shown thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(195)
‘Additionally, they put up a show of the paintings.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y