Referring to Persons in Mandarin Chinese

Updated:Sun, Oct 21, 2012 01:30 AM     Related:Personal possession

The chinese personal pronouns are very straightforward and have the same form regardless of being subject, object, indirect object, etc.

 

The chinese personal pronouns are very straightforward and have the same form regardless of being subject, object, indirect object, etc...

* First person singular: 我 (wǒ) - I, me

* Second person singular: 你 (nĭ) - you

* Third person singular, masculine: 他 (tā) - he, him

* Third person singular, feminine: 她 (tā) - she, her

The plural forms are derived from the singular forms by adding the plural marker 们 (men).

* First person plural: 我们 (wǒmen) - we, us

* Second person plural: 你们 (nĭmen) - you(-all)

* Third person plural, masculine or mixed: 他们 (tāmen) - they, them

* Third person plural, feminine: 她们 (tāmen) - they, them

 

Source:The UniLang Language Community (http://www.unilang.org)

 

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