"He is not a student."


November 24, 2017



I actually love learning Chinese, but I dont understand it....

February 12, 2018


Same happens to me

April 4, 2018


I don't understand why the words can also have like four meanings

January 30, 2018


can they put the option for us to see the pinyin too? we can't learn the hanzi in just a snap, especially in sentences

February 10, 2018


Does it mean first character is both "he" or "she"?

November 24, 2017


In modern Chinese, a character 她 has been created for she. Probably nobody use 他 to represent a female nowadays. But in older literature 他 was used for both genders.

November 24, 2017


i thought that 他 ment that it was a boy?

January 29, 2018


He said that it does now, but in older literature it was used for either gender.

November 3, 2018


No. He is 他, she is 她 . Both characters have the same pronunciation

November 30, 2017


They sound the same, but "He" is "man too", so 人 + 也 = 他 "She" is "female too", so 女 + 也 = 她

November 24, 2017


Why "too" ?

What is its need ?

December 13, 2017


Most Chinese characters have a semantic and a phonetic part. The 也 in 她 and 他 is the phonetic part, meaning these characters should probably be pronounced as yě (or something similar in a different tone).

But since there are exceptions to every rule, these make one of the exceptions. There are also others characters with the phonetic part 也 that are in no way pronounced as they “should”. This happens due to phonetic shifts through history.

December 16, 2017


Thanks for this message. I wondered what "He too" was about but I realize now... LOL

December 17, 2017


也 is just a phonetic part, added to the semantic part of 人 man/person/human.

她 was invented based on 他 when Chinese intellectuals got in touch with western languages more. The first directly related discussions are said to be about a hundred years ago. It is a relatively "young" character in Chinese.

About the phonetic property of 也 ye, we can find closer relevance to 他 in Cantonese. They are 也 ya and 他 ta respectively. Cantonese usually preserves to a larger extent old phonetic properties. Many poets that no longer rhyme in Mandarin, still rhyme in Cantonese.

December 17, 2017


Can write the pinyin too for it please?

April 13, 2019


it is (he)

November 26, 2017


Ta in pinyin is similar for both he and she but when you write in chinese characters they are different: he is 他 and she is 她

November 30, 2017


Yes, Chinese only has one word for both; context would be necessary to establish if it means he or she.

December 5, 2017

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While "he" and "she" are pronounced the same, they have different characters.

December 7, 2017


As far as I know, this is how it goes: 他 is masculine while 她 is feminine (he, him-she, her) both are to be pronounced tā.

November 27, 2017



September 28, 2018


It should be "他不是一个学生。"

March 31, 2018


When just speaking about a person is a student or not, 一个 is actually redundant in Chinese; We usually add 一个 only when we want to be specific about the quantity, while 他 can only be 1 person 一个 is not necessary.

April 8, 2018


Is it just me or does 不 now sound as "bu",when in previous section (foods) it was pronounced much softer, almost as "pu"?

February 4, 2019


Your program puts the answers in reverse order there is something wrong with this question and answer

April 22, 2019
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