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离 in front of the sentences

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Pototo

Hi,

 

I don't understand the words order of this sentence, where only 一个 is before 离: 

一个 离  这儿  有两个小时    的小城镇。

Yīgè               zhè'er      yǒu liǎng gè xiǎoshí       de xiǎo chéngzhèn.

Could someone help me understand it?

Thank you in advanced.

BR,

 

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It means "from" or "away from" or "distant" in this context: "A small town two hours from here."

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The sentence is basically: 一个城镇 where the  一个 is operating as a basic measure word.  All the stuff in the middle is just a description of the 城镇.  The best way to understand this is to think of other similar terms which are more simple and more commonly found: 一个很漂亮的小姑娘一碗非常好吃的面条两个离我家很近的火锅店.

 

Alternatively, you may wish to take everything after the measure word and before the adjective marker 的 and move it to the start: 离这儿有两个小时的一个城镇.

 

Hope this helps!  And welcome to the forums!

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一个小城镇

一个[偏僻的]小城镇

一个[离这儿有两个小时的]小城镇

一个[历史上曾经很有名、出过不少文人墨客、但近半个世纪以来却被世人遗忘的]小城镇

 

The [] slot is where the attributive/定语 goes no matter how long how complex. Get it?

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一个[历史上曾经很有名、出过不少文人墨客、但近半个世纪以来却被世人遗忘的]小城镇

 

在哪?想去。。。

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