10 February 2015

Grammar: Structural particle 地

地 particle

Adjectives can function as adverbs to modify a verb. When adjectives are monosyllables or reduplicated monosyllables, do not need be followed by structural particle 地 (de). Disyllabic adjectives use 地 particle is optional. However, if they are adjectives that come from a verb, are verbs modified by an adverb or are reduplicated, they should use the particle.


Structural particle 地


老师很认真回答问题
Lǎoshī hěn rènzhēn de huídá wèntí
The teacher was very serious to answer the question
The teacher answer the question seriously

他高高兴兴过生日
Tā gāo gāoxìng xìng de guò shēngrì
He happily celebrate the birthday

他每天早早()去上班
Tā měitiān zǎozǎo (de) qù shàngbān
Every day he goes to work early