3 matches found

Simplified 简体Traditional 繁體Pinyin 拼音English 英文Grammar 语法Notes 注释
zhè this / these 代词 Pronoun (pronoun) 这 is often followed by a measure word, such as 个, emphasizing 'this' particular thing. For example, 对这个消息 'regarding this information ...' (Lao She, 2003, p. 235) 这 is always placed before the noun that it refers to. Its part of speech is also classified as a determiner. The use of this character as a demonstrative pronoun began in vernacular texts from the Tang (Norman 1988, p. 119). 这 is the 13th most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, '这'; NCCED '这' 1).
zhèi this / these 代词 Pronoun (pronoun) Colloqial use (NCCED '这' zhèi; Sun 2006, loc. 1818)
zhè now 代词 Pronoun (pronoun) For example, 在这之后 'after this ...' (VOA, 2007-7-5) 这 refers to a time in this sense (NCCED '这' 4).

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