The Bei-Sentence (2) – 被字句(2)

The Bei-Sentence (2) – 被字句(2)

 

Subject + 被 + Verb + Other elements

In this structure, the subject is the patient of the action. Here the agent of the action doesn’t need to be mentioned. It emphasizes the action of the passive voice.

e.g.

公司的门早就关上了。(Gōngsī de mén zǎo jiù bèi guān shàng le.) The door of the company has already been closed.

那个电脑买走了。(Nàgè diànnǎo bèi mǎi zǒu le.) That computer has been bought.

他的父母请去开会了。(Tā de fùmǔ bèi qǐng qù kāihuì le.) His parents were asked to have a meeting.

 

Note that in this case, it can’t be used with some certain words such as “给” “所” and “把”.

e.g.

✘ 农田淹没了。

农田淹没了。(Nóngtián bèi yānmò le.) The farmland was inundated.

农田大水所淹没了。(Nóngtián bèi dàshuǐ suǒ yānmò le.) The farmland was inundated by the flood.

 

✘ 乔丹被给称为“飞人”。

乔丹称为“飞人”。(Qiáodān bèi chēng wéi “fēirén”.) Jordan was called “flying man”.

乔丹大家称为“飞人”。(Qiáodān bèi dàjiā gěi chēngwéi “fēirén”.) Jordan was called “flying man” by everyone.

 

“被” can be used with some monosyllabic word as a fixed phrase, which often indicates something disadvantageous.

e.g.

被盗 (bèi dào) be stolen

被告 (bèi gào) be accused

被迫 (bèi pò) be forced

被捕 (bèi bǔ) be arrested

被害 (bèi hài) be murdered

 

1. 她是这场官司(lawsuit)的被告。(Tā shì zhè chǎng guānsi de bèigào.)
→ ___ 。
A.
B.
2. 她的新电脑被盗了。(Tā de xīn diànnǎo bèi dào le.)
→ ___ 。
A.
B.
3. 他已被迫调整了日程安排。(Tā yǐ bèipò tiáozhěng le rìchéng ānpái.)
→ ___ 。
A.
B.
4. 今天早上哥哥得知了朋友被害的消息。(Jīntiān zǎoshàng gēge dézhī le péngyǒu bèi hài de xiāoxi.)
→ ___ 。
A.
B.
5. 经过警察的不懈努力(unremitting efforts),他终于被捕了。(Jīngguò jǐngchá de búxiè nǔlì, tā zhōngyú bèi bǔ le.)
→ ___ 。
A.
B.

 

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