Grammar Point Summary

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【这个 - name-calling to emphasize

这个(zhè ge: this, this one) can emphasize how one regards something or someone. It has a stronger effect than if one were to label something without using it, e.g "中国, 这个国家" (China, this country) has a stronger impact than merely saying "中国是一个国家" (China is a country). The structure is noun + 这个 + category which noun belongs to.

     北京这个城市(Beijing, this city...) has stronger effect than 北京是个城市 (Beijing is a city)

     屠呦呦Tú Yōu yōu这个女科学家 has stronger effect than 屠呦呦Tú Yōu yōu是个女科学家

    

这种/这类. Note 个 is a measure word. Other measure words which can be used in the same way are 这种/这类(lèi) meaning "this kind".

     我不喜欢这种

     I don't like kind of people like him.

    

     这种动物最喜欢网球

     Animal like dog likes tennis ball the best.

     书包、书这类东西学生每天都要用

     Everyday students have to use these kinds of things such as backpack and books.