Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

们 (們) men

men suffix plural
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: 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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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第九回 Chapter 9 10
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十三回 Chapter 43 7
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十三回 Chapter 53 6
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十二回 Chapter 42 5
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十二回 Chapter 22 4
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三回 Chapter 3 4
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十一回 Chapter 11 4
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第七回 Chapter 7 3
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十三回 Chapter 13 3
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十九回 Chapter 49 3