Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

咱们 (咱們) zámen

zámen pronoun we (inclusive)
Domain: Spoken Language 口语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Personal Pronoun 人称代词
Notes: 咱们 is an inclusive personal pronoun. It includes both the speaker and the person or people being spoken to. Contrast this with 我们, which excludes the person being spoken to. It began to be used in this sense since the Song and Yuan (Norman 1988, p. 121; Sun 2006, loc. 1809).