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DavyJonesLocker

Hi all, quick question

A sentence from a HSK 6 material

这个忙好帮,您不怕我把收到的月饼给吃了?

story is some dude wants his daughters friend to pass a box of moon cakes for him

Q: whats the 给 for ? I suspect its a auxiliary to emphasis the verb 吃 but not sure really.

 

any thoughts, ideas?

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ChTTay

My assistant used to be a Chinese language teacher. They told me it’s essentially for emphasis. 

 

I asked for another example:

这个孩子拿着你的玻璃杯,别被他给摔碎了。

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DavyJonesLocker

Cheers @ChTTay 

I'm finally starting to pay attention to all those nuances of the language that I passed by before . Overdue too!

 

 

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Dlezcano

Hi, this is the definition of a Chinese dictionary plus examples:

 

助 直接用在动词前面, 加强处置的语气
他把自行车给修好了 | 茶碗叫我给摔碎了。

 

It is used to emphasize the action of a verb that usually expresses some change which can happen on something like 吃,修,弄坏,弄丢 and so on, so it often appears in sentences with 把、被 and equivalent ones.

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DavyJonesLocker
9 hours ago, Dlezcano said:

 

It is used to emphasize the action of a verb that usually expresses some change which can happen on something like 吃,修,弄坏,弄丢 and so on, so it often appears in sentences with 把、被 and equivalent ones.

 

Thanks for the precise definition , I really should start using C -> C dictionaries rather than just C <-> E

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