(洗)

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is used mainly as a transitive verb. As the verb in itself usually implies the result of washing, it does not need a complement when it is used in BA or BEI construction, though the use of it is also possible.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(9)
Wǒ zìjǐ xǐ yīfú.
wo
1SG
ziji
self
xi
wash
yifu
clothes
‘I wash my clothes myself.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# WASH Coding set Argument type
1 washer Ø A
2 washed entity Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M y
C
N y
C
R y
(225)
‘This kind of cloth material washes easily. / It is easy to wash this kind of cloth material.’
C
R y
(223)
‘I wahsed the clothes.’
C
R y
(226)
‘A basin of water is for ten persons to wash themselves.’
(227)
‘Ten persons share one basin of water for washing themselves.’
C
N y
C
R y
(224)
‘The clothes was washed by me.’