为...事

Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by sanawak, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. sanawak Senior Member

    french
    Hello!

    I translate old quotes from Qing dynasty (1700) and there is few worDs/sentences that I don't understand. 为....事: I think it's grammar but not sure. Is it a way to transform a verb into noun ? Thanks

    广东巡抚奴才杨林为呈验事。
     
  2. Ghabi

    Ghabi Moderator

    Hong Kong
    Cantonese
    Hi. 为......事 (literally "for the matter of ...") is a formulaic phrase used when you report something to the emperor. Between the words you state the purpose of your report (呈验 here).
     

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