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Table 6 Degree of Intensity in Mao’s Last Dancer (Chinese is in traditional characters)

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

  Total High Low Sum
Mao’s Last Dancer-ST 115 (37.83%) 168 (55.26%) 21 (6.91%) 304 (100%)
Top items too: 74
completely: 21
totally: 6
extremely: 4
very: 109
nearly: 31
almost: 12
quite: 10
hardly: 8
slightly: 7
not too: 4
not totally | a bit: 1
 
Mao’s Last Dancer-TT 153 (18.3%) 637 (76%) 48 (5.7%) 838 (100%)
Top items tài: 76
jí: 22
完全wánquán: 15
diǎn + neg.: 11
hěn: 514
非常fēicháng: 77
幾乎jīhū: 20
特別tèbié: 6
diǎn: 14
不太bú tài: 9
xiē: 7
shāo/還hái /幾乎jīhū + neg.: 4