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# How to use 一下 to indicate a short action in Chinese

### New words

 看一下 kàn yíxià to look a little bit 说一下 shuō yíxià to say a little bit  写一下 xiě yíxià to write a little bit

### Language points

“subject+verb+一下 (+ object)” indicates a short action. It is similar to this structure (verb*2) in HSK 1. For example: