被 Sentence

The passive of a sentence is formed by placing the Receiver of the action at the beginning of the sentence, followed by “被 (by) + the Doer”. 被 sentence is normally used in Chinese to emphasize what happened to someone or something. The Verb is always followed by 了 or some other words for complement.

S Doer V
bèi tóngshì piàn le.
同事 骗 了。

He was cheated by his colleague.

dìdide shǒujī bèi xiǎotōu tōu le.
弟弟的手机 小偷 偷 了。

My brother's phone was stolen by the thief.

suǒyǒurén (dōu) bèi tāde zhēnchéng gǎndòng le.
所有人 (都) 被 他的真诚 感动 了。

All people were moved by his sincerity.

nàgè nánmíngxīng de chǒuwén (dōu) bèi jìzhě bàodào le.
那个男明星的丑闻 (都) 被 记者 报道 了。

The scandal of the male star has been reported by the journalist.

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