Mandarin for English: Possessive Pronouns L2
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."
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
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:
The teacher is at our house
You and I are at the teachers' house
I am at their house
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?