yōngbào (拥抱)

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yōngbào is used mainly as a transitive verb. Literally it means 'hug by holding out arms' where yōng seems redundant as an expression of manner of hugging. Sometimes an adverb hùxiāng or xiānghù (both meaning 'mutually') is used to modify yōngbào.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(3)
Érzi yōngbào māma.
erzi
son
yongbao
hug
mama
Mom
‘The son hugs his Mom.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HUG Coding set Argument type
1 hugger Ø A
2 huggee 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
R y
(220)
‘He was given a warm hug by the Russian bear. / He was hugged warmly by the Russian bear.’