Decoded Slug: 被 (bèi) - Passive marker

Mandarin Grammar Point
被 (bèi) - Passive marker

被 (bèi) - Passive marker

Short explanation:

Used to indicate passive voice in a sentence.


Subject + 被 + Agent + Verb + Object


Zhè běn shū bèi wǒ dìdì jiè zǒu le.
This book was borrowed by my younger brother.
Wǒ de shǒujī bèi tōu le.
My phone was stolen.
Zhège wèntí yǐjīng bèi lǎoshī jiědá le.
This question has already been answered by the teacher.
Tā de xiǎngfǎ bèi dàjiā rènwéi shì chuàngxīn de.
His idea is considered innovative by everyone.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese particle '被 (bèi)' is used to form passive sentences. In a passive sentence, the object of an action becomes the subject of the sentence. The actual subject performing the action can be omitted if the context makes it clear. The particle '被' is used to mark the agent of the action when it is mentioned in the sentence.

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