Pronouns

Chinese Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 8th lesson contains the Chinese pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Chinese Classes.

Pronouns

Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.

We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Chinese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Subject Pronouns in Chinese

Pronouns Chinese Audio
I
You
He
She
We我们
wǒmen
You (plural)你们
nǐmen
They他们
tāmen
I love you我爱你
wǒ ài nǐ
She is beautiful她真漂亮
tā zhēn piàoliang
They are dancing他们在跳舞
tāmen zài tiàowǔ
We are happy我们很快乐
wǒmen hěn kuàilè

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Chinese

Pronouns Chinese Audio
Me
You
Him
Her
Us我们
wǒmen
You (plural)你们
nǐmen
Them他们
tāmen
Can you call us?你能打给我们吗?
nǐ néng dǎ gěi wǒmen ma?
Give me your phone number把你的电话号码给我
Bǎ nǐ de diànhuà hàomǎ gěi wǒ
I can give you my email我会给你发邮件
wǒ huì gěi nǐ fā yóujiàn
Tell him to call me告诉他给我打电话
gàosù tā gěi wǒ dǎ diànhuà

Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.

Possessive Pronouns Chinese

Pronouns Chinese Audio
My我的
wǒ de
Your你的
nǐ de
His他的
tā de
Her她的
tā de
Our我们的
wǒmen de
Your (plural)你们
nǐmen
Their他们的
tāmen de
His email is...他的email是
tā de email shì
My phone number is...我的电话号码是 ...
wǒ de diànhuà hàomǎ shì...
Our dream is to visit Spain我们的梦想是去西班牙
Wǒmen de mèngxiǎng shì qù xībānyá
Their country is beautiful他们的国家很美丽。
tāmen de guójiā hěn měilì.

Questions?

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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Chinese

Pronouns Chinese Audio
Mine我的
Wǒ de
Yours你的
nǐ de
His他的
tā de
Hers她的
tā de
Ours我们的
wǒmen de
Yours (plural)您们的
nínmen de
Theirs他们的
tāmen de
Is this pen yours?这是你的笔吗?
zhè shì nǐ de bǐ ma?
The book is mine这本书是我的。
Zhè běn shū shì wǒ de.
The shoes are hers鞋子是她的。
Xiézi shì tā de.
Victory is ours

Vocabulary List about Travel

Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.

Travel List in Chinese

Travel Chinese Audio
Airplane飞机
Fēijī
Airport机场
jīchǎng
Bus巴士
bāshì
Bus station公车站
gōngchē zhàn
Car汽车
qìchē
Flight航班
hángbān
For business商业用的
shāngyè yòng de
For pleasure娱乐用的
yúlè yòng de
Help Desk咨询台
zīxún tái
Hotel酒店
jiǔdiàn
Luggage行李
xínglǐ
Parking停车
tíngchē
Passport护照
hùzhào
Reservation预订
yùdìng
Taxi出租车
chūzūchē
Ticket
piào
To travel旅行
lǚxíng
Tourism观光
guānguāng
Train (noun)火车
huǒchē
Train station火车站
huǒchē zhàn
By train搭火车
dā huǒchē
By car搭车
dāchē
By bus搭公车
dā gōngchē
By taxi搭计程车
dā jìchéngchē
By airplane搭飞机
dā fēijī

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Daily Conversation in Chinese

Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Chinese Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Chinese

English Chinese Audio
Do you accept credit cards?可以刷卡吗?
kěyǐ shuākǎ ma?
How much will it cost?多少钱?
Duōshǎo qián?
I have a reservation我有预约。
Wǒ yǒu yùyuē.
I'd like to rent a car我想要租车。
Wǒ xiǎng yào zū chē.
I'm here on business / on vacation.我是出差/來玩兒
Wǒ shì chūchāi/lái wán er
Is this seat taken?有人坐吗?
yǒu rén zuò ma?
It was nice meeting you很高薪认识你
Hěn gāoxīn rènshì nǐ
Take this! (when giving something)拿这个
ná zhège
Do you like it?你喜欢吗?
nǐ xǐhuān ma?
I really like it!我很喜欢!
Wǒ hěn xǐhuān!
I'm just kidding我只是开玩笑
Wǒ zhǐshì kāiwánxiào
I'm hungry我肚子饿了。
wǒ dùzi èle.
I'm thirsty我渴了
Wǒ kěle

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..

Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in Chinese about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.

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