Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

pronoun you
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Personal Pronoun 人称代词
Notes: 你 is the common form of the second person personal pronoun. For example, 我比你岁数大点 'I am a little older than you.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 174) It was used from the Tang in vernacular Chinese (Norman 1988, p. 118; Sun 2006, loc. 1811).

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 目录导言 Contents and Introduction 20
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 句子用途 Sentence Use 16
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 表示比较 Expressing Comparison 12
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷一百  志第四十八: 兵三 Volume 100 Treatises 53: Military 3 10
The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧衞‧氓 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wei - Mang 9
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷三十  本紀第三十: 泰定帝二 Volume 30 Annals 30: Emperor Taiding 2 7
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷一百八十七 列傳第七十四: 烏古孫良楨 賈魯 逯魯曾 貢師泰 周伯琦 吳當 Volume 187 Biographies 74: Wugusunliangzhen, Jia Lu, Lu Luceng, Gong Shitai, Zhou Boqi, Wu Dang 7
A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She Teahouse - Act I (Part) 《茶馆》 第一幕 (部分) 6
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷十二 本紀第十二: 世祖九 Volume 12 Annals 12: Shizu 9 5
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷二十九 本紀第二十九: 泰定帝一 Volume 29 Annals 29: Emperor Taiding 1 5