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Mandarin for English: Possessive Pronouns L2

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<h1>Possessive Pronouns</h1>

Lesson 2

<h1>第三单元第二课</h1>

Dì sān dānyuán dì èr kè

Hello everyone! This lesson is, again, possessive pronouns. For this lesson, you will be learning the words for "their," "your(pl) and "our."


Vocabulary:

我们的 = Wǒmen de = our

他们的 = tāmende = their

她们的 = tāmende = their

你们的 = Nǐmen de = your

老师们的 = lǎoshīmen de = the teachers'

人口的 = rénkǒu de = the population's 中国的 = zhōngguó de = China's

Word Count: 38/三十八

Sentences:

中国的人口

他们的老师

老师在我们的家

你和我在老师们的家

我在他们的家


I would like to quickly focus on the word 们. This word is used to demonstrate the plural form, however may only be used with 'people words.' For instance, it is fine to say 老师们的,but it is grammatically incorrect to say 家们的. To correctly say 'the homes' you would simply say 家的.


Homework: Complete the Memrise level for this lesson, handwrite all new words, characters and sentences, translate the sentences, and formulate some sentences of your own. Next lesson will be common phrases.

Translations of sentences:

China's population

Their teacher

The teacher is at our house

You and I are at the teachers' house

I am at their house

2 years ago

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Bennc92
Bennc92
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what resources do you use to learn mandarin?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jakub4096
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Hello! Firstly, thank you for these lessons. Secondly, when I am translating sentence like "I am at home." why do I write 我在家。and not 我是在家。? Did I miss some explanation about this? We don't use 是 when talking about locations? Also would this apply if I had to say something like I am in the USA?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Have a look at the comments to https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11931927 .

Yes, you don't use 是 when talking about locations or with adjectives. Basically only for "noun = noun" sentences such as "I = AmericanPerson" for "I am an American".

2 years ago

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Thank you very much! That's exactly what I did not know.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaikaku
kaikaku
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How do you say "I go to school everyday in chinese" ?

Thanks for the cool lessons!!

2 years ago