Chinese Grammar: Lesson: Using 受 in a passive sentence
Bet you guys haven't forgotten how to use the passive sentence pattern with 被? Also known as 被 字句, this pattern is frequently used in daily life when speaking at the passive voice. Today we’re going further into the passive voice world by learning how to use the word 受 as a passive marker.
You won't find 受 to be not as common as 被 to form the passive voice. However, there are situations where its use is pretty natural and once you start spotting where, you'll quickly get a feel for when to use it.
受 means 'to obtain' or 'to receive' when dealing with positive aspects, or 'to suffer' when dealing with negative aspects. It conveys this meaning to the verb, placed after it, and converts the verb to the passive form.
As such, it's preferred to speak in a passive voice. We’ll show you how in examples.
受 + (People/Thing) + Verb
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