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).

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您好

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She Teahouse - Act I (Part) 《茶馆》 第一幕 (部分) 2
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 目录导言 Contents and Introduction 2
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