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Table 4 English: nouns into verbs

From: That “certain cut”: towards a characterology of Mandarin Chinese

*jīnnián zhè jǐkē shù dū búhuì shuǐguǒ None of these trees will fruit this year
*zhème dūo rén kǒngpà fángbuxià I’m afraid we can’t house so many people
*wǒde huā shuǐhǎole méiyǒu? Have my flowers been watered?
*tā búshì xiǎoháiz le, búbì mǔqīn tā He’s not a child any more, no need to mother him
*tā gěi jǐngchá wěibale liǎngge xīngqí He was tailed by the police for a fortnight
*níu shì měitiān yào nǎi liǎngcì The cows need to be milked twice a day