Adjectives as verbs

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In Chinese, adjectives are used to describe people and situations directly as predicate.

For example:

我很好。 wǒ hěn hǎo. I’m fine.

你很漂亮。 nǐ hěn piàoliang. You are pretty.

However, when an adjective is used by itself, it also has the implication of comparing.

For example:

他好还是你好? tā hǎo háishì nǐ hǎo?  Who is better, he or you?

我好。 wǒ hǎo. I’m better.


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