Chinese Pronouns

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Chinese Pronouns

Learning the Chinese Pronouns displayed below is vital to the language. Chinese pronouns include personal pronouns (refer to the persons speaking, the persons spoken to, or the persons or things spoken about), indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns (connect parts of sentences) and reciprocal or reflexive pronouns (in which the object of a verb is being acted on by verb's subject).

Grammar Tips:

In English personal pronouns are (I, you, he, she, it, we, you), and (me, you, him, her, it, us, you), In Mandarin, the personal pronouns are: wo (I and me), ni (you in all forms, similar to the English you) and ta (he, she, her, him, and it). As stated above, plurals are made by adding the ending men.

Indirect Object Pronouns:

There is no special form for indirect pronouns.

Possessive Pronouns:

In Chinese, to form the possessive of pronouns or of any word, the word is followed the character de.  Wo de (mine), ta de (his, hers, it’s), and ma de (horse’s)


Here are some examples:

English PronounsChinese Pronouns
Pronounsdài cí  - 代词
Iwǒ  -
younǐ  -
hetā;tuó  -
shetā  -
wewǒ men  - 我们
theytā men  - 他们
mewǒ  -
younǐ  -
himtā;tuó  -
hertā  -
uswǒ men  - 我们
themtā men  - 他们
mywǒ de  - 我的
yournín de;dì;dí  - 您的
histā de  - 他的
hertā de  - 她的
ourwǒ men de  - 我们的
theirtā men de  - 他们的
minewǒ de  - 我的
yoursnǐ de  - 你的
histā de  - 他的
herstā de  - 她的
ourswǒ men de  - 我们的
theirstā men de  - 他们的

Notice the structure of the Pronouns in Chinese.

List of Pronouns in Chinese

Below is a list of the Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns in Chinese placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Chinese vocabulary.

English PronounsChinese Pronouns
I speakwǒ shuō;shuì  - 我说
you speaknǐ shuō;shuì  - 你说
he speakstā;tuó shuō;shuì  - 他说
she speakstā shuō;shuì  - 她说
we speakwǒ men shuō;shuì  - 我们说
they speaktā mén shuō  - 他们说
give megěi wǒ  - 给我
gěi nǐ  - 给你
give himgěi tā;tuó  - 给他
give hergěi tā  - 给她
give usgěi  wǒ men  - 给我们
give themgěi  tā men  - 给他们
my bookwǒ de shū  - 我的书
your booknǐ de shū  - 你的书
his booktā de shū  - 他的书
her booktā de shū  - 她的书
our bookwǒ men de shū  - 我们的书
their booktā men de shū  - 他们的书

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