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Table 5 Degree of Intensity in the ST & TT of Wild Swans (Chinese is in traditional characters)

From: DEGREE OF INTENSITY in English-Chinese translation: a corpus-based approach

  Total High Low Sum
Wild Swans-ST 246 (28.51%) 529 (61.3%) 88 (10.19%) 863 (100%)
Top items too: 114
extremely: 52
completely: 35
totally:12
very: 284
almost: 133
quite: 39
rather: 35
nearly: 23
hardly: 41
slightly: 15
scarcely: 9
a bit: 8
somewhat: 8
 
Wild Swans-TT 444 (30.73%) 844 (58.41%) 157 (10.87%) 1445 (100%)
Top items tài: 130
: 89
完全wánquán: 86
十分shífēn: 79
hěn: 634
非常fēicháng: 89
幾乎jīhū: 57
特別tèbié: 23
diǎn: 55
shāo: 30
幾乎 jīhū + neg.: 21
hái: 18