Repetition of Adjective

Reduplicated Adjective – adds a degree of emphasis or vividness.

① Repetition of single-syllable Adjective. The pattern is “Repeated Adjective + 的”.

mèimei jīngcháng shēngbìng, suǒyǐ shòushòude.

妹妹 经常 生病,所以 瘦瘦的。

My younger sister often gets sick, so she looks a little thin.

xiǎohuǒzi gāogāode、báibáide, hěnshuàiqì.

小伙子 高高的、白白的,很帅气。

The boy is high and white, looks very handsome.

cóng jīnniánkāishǐ, wǒyào hǎohǎode zhàogùháizi.

从 今年开始,我要 好好地 照顾孩子。

From the beginning of this year, I will take good care of the children.

② Repetition of double-syllable Adjective = describes the manner in which the activity is carried out. The pattern is still “Repeated Adjective + 的 (地)”, but the Adjective is said “AABB”.

zhèliàngchē xǐdé gāngānjìngjìng de.

这辆车 洗得 干干净净 的。

The car was very well cleaned.

dàjiā gāogāoxìngxìng de chàngzhegē.

大家 高高兴兴 地 唱着歌。

Everyone sang happily.

gōngyuánlǐ yǒuyìxiē qíqíguàiguài derén.

公园里 有一些 奇奇怪怪 的人。

There are some strange people in the park.

zhōumò wǒjiùxǐhuan shūshūfufúdì zàijiā tǎngzhe.

周末 我就喜欢 舒舒服服地 在家 躺着。

I just like lying on the bed comfortably at weekends.

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