Basic Pronouns (我你他)

// in order to create a plural from basic pronouns, we add /men/

//  TO BE, YES /  <shì>       

 

我是,你是人,也是人。      

<Wǒ shì rén, nǐ shì rén,  yě shì rén.> 

I to be man (person), you to be man, he also to be man.

I AM A (HU)MAN, YOU ARE A (HU)MAN, HE IS ALSO A (HU)MAN.

 

//  EUROPEAN / 欧洲人 <Ōuzhōurén>       

 

我们是欧洲人你们也是欧洲人。      

<Wǒmen shì Ōuzhōurén, nǐmen yě shì Ōuzhōurén.

We to be Europe-people, you (plural) also to be Europeans.

WE ARE EUROPEAN PEOPLE, YOU ARE EUROPEAN PEOPLE AS WELL.

 

//  CHINESE (person) / 中国人 <Zhōngguórén>       

Translate: ARE THEY CHINESE?

KEY

klic1-2Tamenshizhongguorenma 

 

Translate: ARE THEY EUROPEANS AS WELL?

KEY

他们也是欧洲人吗?

<Tāmen yě shì Ōuzhōu rén ma?>

 

Translate: YES, THEY ARE EUROPEANS AS WELL.

KEY

是,他们 也 是 欧洲人。

<Shì, tāmen yěshì Ōuzhōu rén.> 

 

Do you recognize this character?

 

Part of Lesson 1.1