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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

 

This is my business card.
这 是 我的 名片。
Zhè shì wǒ de míngpiàn.
He is my friend.
他 是 我的 朋友。
<Tā shì wǒde péngyǒu.>
Is this yours?
这 是 你的 吗?
Zhè shì nǐ de ma?

 

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

 

China is a big country.
中国 是 很 大 的 国家。
<Zhōngguó shì hěn dà de guójiā.>
I often drink extra fine coffee.
我 常常 喝 非常 好 的 咖啡。
Wǒ chángcháng hē fēicháng hǎo de kāfēi.
Shanghai has an extra big airport.
上海 有 非常 大 的 机场。
Shànghǎi yǒu fēicháng dà de jīchǎng.
The airport in Shanghai is extra big.
上海 的 机场 非常 大。
Shànghǎi de jīchǎng fēicháng dà.

 

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

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.
The book that I bought yesterday is good but expensive.
我 昨天 买 的 书 很 好 可是 很 贵。
Wǒ zuótiān mǎi de shū hěn hǎo kěshì hěn guì.
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.
There are many people who want to go to China.
想 去 中国 的 人 很 多。
Xiǎng qù Zhōngguó de rén hěnduō.

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