Chinese grammar:Causative verbs

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Causative verbs are verbs that cause people to do things, surprisingly enough. In English, these are verbs like "make", "have" and "get", as in "get Billy to eat dinner." The "get" is the causative verb.

The most common causative verbs in Chinese are:

让rànɡ
叫jiào
使shǐ
请qǐnɡ

Make sure to take note of the different meanings and levels of formality. For example, 使 and 让 when used as causative verbs basically mean the same thing (to make) but 使 is used in more formal or written Chinese while 让 is used more in spoken Chinese.

Structure 
subject+causative verb+Noun/Pronoun+VO

Examples 

Zhè bù diàn yǐnɡ hěn rànɡ rén hěn ɡǎn dònɡ.
这 部 电影 很 让 人 很 感动。
This movie really moved people.

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