Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

nín

  1. nín pronoun you
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: People 人 , Concept: Personal Pronoun 人称代词
    Notes: A respectful form of address with no plural. Use 你们 instead as a plural (Norman 1988, p. 121; Sun 2006, loc. 1811).
  2. nín pronoun you (plural)
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Personal Pronoun 人称代词
    Notes: 您 originally began to be used as a plural form of 你 in historic spoken Chinese (Norman 1988, p. 121).

Contained in

您好

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 目录导言 Contents and Introduction 2
A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She Teahouse - Act I (Part) 《茶馆》 第一幕 (部分) 2
Media articles 红色清真寺 The Red Mosque - Fragment b (2007-7-5) 1