Pronouns in Chinese Mandarin language with some of the character details

Pronouns in Chinese language

There are three basic pronouns in Chinese language. These are “I, me”, “you” and “he, she it”.

You can see these pronouns and the detail of the characters below;

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]我, wǒ meaning “I, me”. It is made by 戈 (ge1) meaning “spear, surname”, which in turn is made by the combination of 弋 (yi4) meaning “to shoot, arrest” and 一 (yi1) meaning “one”.

你, nǐ meaning “You”. It is made by the combination of 人 (ren2) meaning “man” and 尒 (er3) meaning “you”, which is further made by the combination of丨(shu4) meaning “number one”, 入 (ru4) meaning “to enter” and 八 (ba1) meaning eight.

他, tā meaning “He, Him”. It is made by the combination of 人 (ren2) meaning “man” and 也 (ye3) meaning “also, too”.

她, meaning “She, Her”. It is made by the combination of 女(nu:3) meaning “woman” and 也 (ye3) meaning “also, too”

它,tā meaning “It”

Anyone can make the plural of the pronouns by adding “men (們)” at the end. 們 is made by the combination of 人 (ren2) meaning “man, person” and 門 (men2) meaning “door, gate”.

So,

我們,wǒ men meaning “We, Us”

你們,nǐ men meaning “You”

他們, tā men, meaning “They, Them”

Source: About, Chinese-characters

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