# How to use 下来 as the complement of direction

Today we will learn how to add 下来 after certain adjective or verbs, indicating a certain state begins to appear and continues to develop.

### Language points

“下来” used after certain adjectives or verbs, indicating a certain state begins to appear and continues to develop. For example:

“上去”indicates an estimation or evaluation of a certain aspect, such as 看上去 seem

“起来”indicates the act of recalling has reached a result, such as 想起来 recall

“出来”can indicate the emergence of something new, such as 做出来, work out.

and it can also indicate the recognition of something implicit, such as 认出来 recognise

“下来”indicates a certain state begins to appear and continues to develop, such as 安静下来 become quiet

### Dialogue 2

 小丽和她的朋友一年没见面了。她的朋友去年秋天生了一个女儿，今年刚过完一岁生日。小丽想送朋友的女儿一个礼物，问她女儿喜欢什么。朋友说女儿就喜欢听她爸爸学鸟叫。女儿哭的时候，只要她爸爸学小鸟叫，她马上就会安静下来。