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david-- December 24, 2010, 12:23 am
can someone explain how this means "it really is as big as a city"

Tā zhēn de xiàng yī zuò chéngshì yíyàng.

i dont really get this sentence structure and grammer. can someone give me a few more examples using this?

thanks!
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Oggiedoggy February 27, 2011, 12:56 pm
它真的像一座城市一样
ta zhen de xiang yi zuo chengshi yiyang
it really de resembles one mw city the same

你姐姐好像你妹妹一样高
ni jiejie haoxiang ni meimei yiyang gao
your older sister resembles your younger sister same tall


go here for more examples
http://www.nciku.com/search/zh/detail/%E4%B8%80%E6%A0%B7/1317915
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meimei-- December 15, 2012, 11:15 am
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Oggiedoggy December 15, 2012, 9:31 pm
妹妹> Your post appears blank to me, could you try re-posting?
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Robert-C7 October 25, 2014, 12:26 am
tā zhēn de xiàng yī zuò chéngshì yíyàng.
它真得像一座城市一样

1. xiàng...yíyàng is a "same as" form.
2. zhēn de xiàng: same is modified by "really" (zhēn) so
3. zhēn de xiàng...yíyàng is "it really is the same as" form
4. yī zuò chéngshì = a city
5. The subject of the sentence is tā (it).

So you get "it" "really is the same as" "a city".

There is no "big" in this sentence even though Rocket Chinese provides that in the translation (grrr). The translation is how we might best say it in English.
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Jakrach-V December 20, 2014, 5:53 am
Can I offer you some more information?
For complete mandarin word order

Sbj + Tme + Mnr + Plc + Neg + Aux + Vrb + Cmp + Obj
(subject, adverbials, negative, auxiliary verb, verb, complement, object)

Cr. http://eastasiastudent.net/china/mandarin/word-order
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