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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

 

He is my friend.
他 是 我的 朋友。
<Tā shì wǒde péngyǒu.>
My computer ran out of battery.
我的 电脑 没有 电。
Wǒ de diànnǎo méiyǒu diàn.
This is my business card.
这 是 我的 名片。
Zhè shì wǒ de míngpiàn.

 

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

 

I've bought her a very expensive present.
我 给 她 买 了 很 贵 的 礼物。
<Wǒ gěi tā mǎile hěn guì de lǐwù.>
There still are some places that are quite safe.
还 有 一些 比较 安全 的 地方。
Hái yǒu yīxiē bǐjiào ānquán de dìfāng.
China is a big country.
中国 是 很 大 的 国家。
<Zhōngguó shì hěn dà de guójiā.>
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

The things that he said yesterday make sense.
他 昨天 说 的 东西 有 道理。
Tā zuótiān shuō de dōngxi yǒu dàolǐ.
His attitude to work is different than before.
他 对 工作 的 态度 跟 以前 不 一样。
Tā duì gōngzuò de tàidù gēn yǐqián bù yīyàng.
It is too crowded here, we better go to a slightly calmer place.
这里 太 热闹,我们 还是 去 安静 一点 的 地方 吧!
Zhèli tài rènào, wǒmen háishì qù ānjìng yīdiǎn dì dìfāng ba!
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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