Chapter 5:Chinese Nouns

In Mandarin, the same form of the noun is used in subject and object position.Subject猫吃鱼 Māo chī yú. Cats eat fish. (or) The cat eats fish. 他学中文 Tā xué Zhōngwén. He studies Chinese.Obj...

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Chinese pronouns

Mandarin Chinese Pronouns vocabulary

Chinese had no distinction for gender in the second- and third-person pronouns (daici). The plural pronouns are formed by simply adding 们 mén to the end of each pronoun. To indicate possession 的 (de) is appended to the pronoun. Read More

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Viewpoint:Mandarin Chinese Pronouns Are So Easy

You only need to remember these seven Chinese words: 我, 你, 您, 他/她/它, 们, 的, 自己; but in English, you have to learn almost 40 words to express the same meaning as what the seven Chinese words are enough to do. Read More

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Pronouns in Mandarin Chinese

Pronouns in modern Mandarin Chinese are known as 代词dàicí. There are fewer pronouns in Chinese compared to English. In Chinese Mandarin, possessive pronouns are indicated by adding 的de to the end of the pronoun. Read More

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Plural in Mandarin Chinese

Except for people there is no plural in Chinese, the character 们 men is used for Chinese plural, but only for people. Just put 们 men behind a noun denoting people and you have the plural pronouns! Read More

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Expressing Personal Possession in Mandarin Chinese

Using the Chinese personal pronouns possessively is very easy compared to most other languages, just appending the determiner particle 的 (de) to the pronoun is OK. Read More

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Referring to Persons in Mandarin Chinese

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

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