How to use 看上去 and 想起来 as the complement of direction

Today we will learn the usage of 看上去 and 想起来 as the complement of direction. Also we will look at the differences between 使、让 and 叫。

Language points

“起来”，站起来，表示从坐到站。

In addition to the literal meanings, the complements of direction also have extended meanings; they could have different meaning after different verbs or adjectives. Today let’s see two of them.

For example:

For example:

“使”和“叫”的意思和“让”一样，they all mean “to cause”. “使”is usually used in written Chinese, while “叫”is often used in spoken Chinese.

For example:

Dialogue 1

 最近女儿跟以前不太一样了，她喜欢把头发放在耳朵后面，因为这样可以使她的脸看上去漂亮一些。爸爸想起来她小时候喜欢短头发，像男孩子一样，现在慢慢地开始像个女孩子了。