Repetition of Measure Word

① Repetition of Measure Word + 都 = each/every single

qīzizuòdecài, yàngyàng dōu hǎochī.

妻子做的菜,样样 都 好吃。

Every single dish that (my) wife cooked is delicious.

tādeháizi gègè dōuhěnkěài.

她的孩子 个个 都很可爱。

All her kids are very cute.

hétānánpéngyoufēnshǒuzhīhòu, tā tiāntiān dōu zàikū.

和他男朋友分手之后,她 天天 都 在哭。

After breaking up with her boyfriend, she cried every day.

② Repetition of NU + M (+ N) + 地 = one at a time, one by one

wǒdefángzū shì yìniányinián de fù.

我的房租 是 一年一年 地 付。

My house rent is paid year by year.

hànyǔ yào yìdiǎn’ryìdiǎn’r de xué.

汉语 要 一点儿一点儿 地 学。

Chinese should be learnt step by step.

tādebāo diūzài shāngchǎngle, suǒyǐ tāyào yìcéng yìcéng de zhǎo.

她的包 丢在 商场了,所以 她要 一层一层 地 找。

Her bag was lost in the shopping mall, so she had to search floor by floor.

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