tán(huà) (谈(话))

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tán(huà) (lit. talk-talk or talk-words) is used as an intransitive verb but usually using a pre-verbal PP is necesary to indicate with or to whom one talks. The prepositions are usually tóng, hé, yǔ and gēn.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Example

(72)
Liú lǎoshī gēn Lǐ lǎoshī zài tánhuà.
Liu
Liu
laoshi
Mr
gen
and
Li
Li
laoshi
Mr
zai
PRES
tanhua
talk
‘Mr Liu and Mr Li are talking.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TALK Coding set Argument type
1 talker Ø S
2 talked to person PREP+NP X

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