názǒu (拿走)

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Literally, Mandarin does not have a simple word for TAKE. The meaning of the compound nazou in Mandarin is ‘take away’. The property of compounding restricts its alternations. See BRING.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(274)
Tā cóng wǒzhèlǐ názǒu le qián.
ta
3SG
cong
from
wo-zheli
1SG-here
nazou-le
take-PERF
qian
money
‘She took away the money from me.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TAKE Coding set Argument type
1 taker Ø A
2 taking source cóng+NP X
3 taken thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(207)
‘I took away ten thousand yuan from Mom.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(205)
‘Mom took away the money.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(206)
‘The money was taken away by Mom.’