(怕)

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is used mainly as a transitive verb in nearly the same way as fear. It can also take a clausal object just like fear can.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(15)
Mèimei pà lǎoshǔ.
meimei
younger.sister
pa
fear
laoshu
rat
‘My younger sister fears rats.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FEAR Coding set Argument type
1 fearer Ø A
2 fear stimulus 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
N y