Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

我们 (我們) wǒmen

wǒmen pronoun we
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: People 人
Notes: 我们 is an exclusive personal pronoun. It indicates the speaker and other people but not the person or people being spoken to. Contrast this with 咱们, which includes the person being spoken to. It began to be used in this sense in spoken Chinese sinse the Song and Yuan (Norman 1988, p. 121; Sun 2006, loc. 751).

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第六回 Chapter 6 17
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十三回 Chapter 43 15
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第九回 Chapter 9 15
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十八回 Chapter 28 13
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十四回 Chapter 34 13
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十五回 Chapter 45 12
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十二回 Chapter 42 11
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十五回 Chapter 55 11
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十七回 Chapter 17 11
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十九回 Chapter 29 10