Borrowing and Lending in Mandarin Chinese Grammar

The words 借 (jiè), 借给 (jiègěi) and 跟…借 (gēn…jiè) in Mandarin Chinese are all used to talk about borrowing and lending.  Whilst English has separate words for “to borrow” and “to lend” , Mandarin Chinese just has 借 to cover both senses of money ( or object ) flow.  Which one it means depends on how the sentence is structured.  A nice posting on this subject is at this link:

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