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Chinese Grammar | May 23, 2011 AM

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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Vocabulary | Jan 17, 2011 PM

Mandarin Chinese Pronouns vocabulary

Originally, Chinese had no distinction for gender in the second- and third-person pronouns, and no distinction for animacy in the third-person either. In fact, in the spoken language, they remain und...

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Chinese Grammar | Jan 17, 2011 AM

Viewpoint:Mandarin Chinese Pronouns Are So Easy

In this article I want to demonstrate how simple Mandarin Chinese is when learning the pronouns and related vocabulary. In English we have the following basic pronouns:I,We,You,He/She/It,TheyWe don't...

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Chinese Grammar | Jan 17, 2011 AM

Pronouns in Mandarin Chinese

Pronouns in modern Mandarin Chinese are known as “代词dàicí”. There are fewer pronouns in Chinese compared to English. Chinese pronouns are grouped in three basic sets - “I and Me”; “You”;and "...

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Chinese Grammar | Jan 17, 2011 AM

Plural in Mandarin Chinese

Chinese Plurals are grammatical numbers, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. In the English language, singular and plural are the only grammatical numbers.Except f...

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Chinese Grammar | Jan 17, 2011 AM

Expressing Personal Possession in Mandarin Chinese

Using the Chinese personal pronouns possessively is also very easy compared to most other languages, just append the determiner particle 的 (de) to the pronoun, as the following example will illustra...

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Chinese Grammar | Jan 17, 2011 AM

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

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