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V + 一下yī xià (动词+“一下yī xià” )

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Beginner Lessons 

The structure V + 一下 indicates the briefness of the action . When used in a request, it also makes the manner of speaking moderate and more polite. Somtimes the indication of briefness of the action is not very strong .

(1) 等一下 děng yī xià     

Wait a minute. 

(2) 停一下tíng yī xià    Stop for a while.      

3)你看一下 nǐ kàn yī xià   Have a look.

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