“们 mén “

Announcement From Dr. Mah:

More on the word 们 mén

– Dr. Adeline Yen Mah

When the word is placed after a noun or a personal pronoun, it makes that noun or personal pronoun plural.

Example of Nouns :

1. 孩hái 子 zǐ = child

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/1.child_.mp3|titles=1.child]

2. 孩 hái子 zǐ们mén = children

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/2.children1.mp3|titles=2.children]

3. 人 rén = man

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/3.man_.mp3|titles=3.man]

4. 人rén们 mén = men

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/4.men_.mp3|titles=4.men]

5. 朋péng 友yǒu = friend

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/5.friend.mp3|titles=5.friend]

6. 朋péng 友yǒu 们mén = friends

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/6.friends.mp3|titles=6.friends]

Example of Pronouns

7. 我 wǒ = I

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/7.I.mp3|titles=7.I]

8. 我 wǒ们mén = We

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/8.We_.mp3|titles=8.We]

9. 你nǐ = You

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/9.you_.mp3|titles=9.you]

10. 你 nǐ 们 mén = All of you

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/10.all-of-you.mp3|titles=10.all of you]

11. 他 tā = He

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/11.he_.mp3|titles=11.he]

12. 他 tā 们 mén = They

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/12.they_.mp3|titles=12.they]

13. 她 tā = She

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/13.she_.mp3|titles=13.she]

14. 她 tā们 mén = They

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/14.they_.mp3|titles=14.they]

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