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The simplest form of the name attribute are possessive pronouns:  /wǒde/ MINE,  /nǐde/ YOUR, /tāde/ HIS 

MINE
我的
wǒde
YOURS
你的
nǐde
HIS
他的
tāde

 

EXAMPLES: POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS

 

How does your luggage look?
你 的 行李 是 什么 样子?
Nǐ de xíngli shì shénme yàngzi?
Their dishes are both good and cheap.
他们 的 菜 又 好吃 又 便宜。
Tāmen de cài yòu hàochī yòu piányi.
At what time does your plane take off?
你们 的 飞机 几 点 起飞?
Nǐmen de fēijī jǐ diǎn qǐfēi?

 

NAME ATTRIBUTES are also things like a BLACK horse, a BEAUTIFUL town, an EXPENSIVE car

Name attribute comes in front of the word that it describes and ends with  /de/: 很 贵 茶 /hěn guì de chá/ AN EXPENSIVE TEA

Obvious and natural connections such as 中国茶 /Zhōngguó chá/ CHINESE TEA are connected without  /de/

 

EXAMPLES: BASIC ATTRIBUTES

 

We got used to a safe life environment.
我们 习惯 了 安全 的 生活 环境。
Wǒmen xíguànle ānquán de shēnghuó huánjìng.
China is a big country.
中国 是 很 大 的 国家。
<Zhōngguó shì hěn dà de guójiā.>
I wanna tell you an interesting story.
我 想 给 你 讲 一个 很 有意思 的 故事。
Wǒ xiǎng gěi nǐ jiǎng yīge hěn yǒuyìsi de gùshì.
We have to look at this problem from a new angle.
我们 必须 从 新 的 角度 看 这个 问题。
Wǒmen bìxū cóng xīnde jiǎodù kàn zhège wèntí.

 

See the animation below. Even long attributes such as “people, WHO WANT TO GO TO CHINA” are in front of a described word and are connected with  /de/

First sentence is 他想去中国 /Tā xiǎng qù Zhōngguó/ HE WANTS TO GO TO CHINA. 

Second sentence is 想 去 中国 人 很多 /Xiǎng qù Zhōngguó de rén hěnduō/ PEOPLE, WHO WANT TO GO TO CHINA, ARE MANY = THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GO TO CHINA.

EXAMPLES: LONG ATTRIBUTES

This is my most favorite Chinese dish.
这 是 我 最 喜欢 的 中国菜。
<Zhè shì wǒ zuì xǐhuan de Zhōngguó cài.>
What is the name of the restaurant that you go to?
你 去 的 饭店 叫 什么 名字?
<Nǐ qù de fàndiàn jiào shénme míngzì?>
Those of you people who want to drink coffee, raise a hand.
要 喝 咖啡 的 人 举手。
Yào hē kāfēi de rén jǔshǒu.
I am just reading a book on Chinese history.
我 在 看 一 本 讲 中国 历史 的 书。
Wǒ zài kàn yī běn jiǎng Zhōngguó lìshǐ de shū.

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