Lessons on “Survival Chinese with Oge” equips students and viewers with important basics for beginners and appreciable knowledge to travel to China and also hold a conversation with native speakers.
BASIC PRONOUNS IN THE CHINESE MANDARIN
wǒ – 我 – I, me
nǐ – 你 – You
nín – 您 – You. Respectful and honourable form of referring to your boss,
teacher, customer, elderly person, etc.
tā – 他 – He, him; for males only
她 – She, her; for females only
它 – It; for non-humans, animals, plant, furniture
To get the plural forms, we add “men” – “们” to the singular pronouns.
wǒmen – 我们 – We
nǐmen – 你们 – You
tāmen – 他们 – They – for males and females
她们 – They – for females only
它们 – They – for non-humans, animals, plants, furniture.
The respectful term “nín” does not have a plural form so it’s simply “nǐmen”.
Now, Let’s practice
How do you say
“I” – wǒ
“You” – nǐ
“He/Him/She/Her/It” – tā
“We” – wǒmen
“They” – tāmen
• How would you greet a friend or neighbor?
• If you walk into a classroom, how would you greet your teacher?
老师， 您好 !
lǎoshī, nín hǎo!
Hello Teacher !
• How would you greet a couple of friends when you meet them?
Hello Everyone !
• How would someone or a neighbor ask after your parents?
tāmen hǎo ma?
How are they?
• How do you greet everyone, maybe when delivering a speech?
Hello Everyone !
大 – dà– big
家 –jiā – family
Please, Grab this opportunity to learn to say the pronouns in mandarin for FREE and make simple sentences with them.
POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS IN CHINESE MANDARIN
我们的 wǒmen de
你们的 nǐmen de
她们的 (tāmen de – Females only)
他们的 (tāmen de – Males; Males and Females)
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