he / him

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语法 grammar: 代词 Pronoun
笔记 notes: 他 is a singular third person masculine pronoun or used when the sex of the person is unknown or unimportant (NCCED '他' 2; Sun 2006, loc. 357). 他 is often followed by 自己, empahsizing the pronoun. For example, 他自己都不耐烦了 'Even he lost his patience ...' (Lao She, 2003, p. 232) The use of 他 as a personal pronoun began in colloqial passages of post-Han texts (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 80; Norman 1988, pp. 118-119). 他 is the 12th most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, '他' 1).
概念 concept: 人称代词 Personal Pronoun
上概念 parent concept: 虚词 (Function Words)
话题 topic: 现代汉语 (Modern Chinese)

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