gàosù (告诉)

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gàosù is used mainly as a typical ditransitive verb just as tell is.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(17)
Māma gàosù wǒ yījiàn shì.
mama
Mom
gaosu
tell
wo
1SG
yi-jian
one-CL
shi
matter
‘Mom told me something.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller Ø A
2 tellee Ø P
3 told content Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
R y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(235)
‘I told him about this matter.’
C
N y
C
R y
(236)
‘This matter was told to Dad by my teacher. / My teacher told Dad about this matter.’