4 Personal pronouns
Now have a go at Activity 5 below which looks at personal pronouns.
The plural suffix: men
The suffix men is added to personal pronouns to pluralise them. It is pronounced with a neutral tone.
wǒ (I; me) + men [plural] → wǒmen (we, us)
nǐ (you)+ men [plural] → nǐmen (you [plural])
tā (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 tā, you won’t be able to understand whether they are referring to ‘she/her’ or ‘he/him’ without context.