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Getting started with Chinese 1
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4 Personal pronouns

Now have a go at Activity 5 below which looks at personal pronouns.

Activity 5

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The plural suffix: men

The suffix men is added to personal pronouns to pluralise them. It is pronounced with a neutral tone.

(I; me) + men [plural] → wǒmen (we, us)

(you)+ men [plural] → nǐmen (you [plural])

(she, her / he, him) + men [plural] → tāmen (they, them)

Note: Chinese characters for ‘she/her’ and ‘he/him’ are different. However, they share exactly the same pronunciation. Therefore, when hearing people saying , you won’t be able to understand whether they are referring to ‘she/her’ or ‘he/him’ without context.

Activity 6

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