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们 (們) men

men suffix plural
Domain: Affixes 附类
Notes: This character is used as a suffix to mark the plural for personal pronouns and human nouns. For example, 车夫们 'rickshaw drivers.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 200) It is pronounced in the neutral tone. It began to be used in this sense in spoken Chinese from the Song (Norman 1988, p. 121). 们 is the ninth most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, '们'; NCCED '们').

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我们他们她们它们人们你们孩子们咱们老师们街坊们科学家们朋友们男人们妇女们同学们士兵们哥儿们

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
水牛消气再说 狮子会上树 Lions can climb trees - Fragment c (2015-11-02) in Media articles 1
但是官员表示 密西根州用水紧急状态 Michigan water use state of emergency - Fragment b (2016-01-18) in Media articles 1
风尚无疑艺术家带来商机 减压有术 The art of stress reduction - Fragment a (2016-01-16) in Media articles 1
车夫本来看热闹 Luotuo Xiangzi 《骆驼祥子》 in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 2