Date: March 6th, 2004
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day
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– Ta1 – She, Her

James points out that in writing, there is a separate character for she or her: .

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  1. March 6th, 2004
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  2. also,
    它 it
    祂 for GOD.
    牠 for non-human animals.( but I think sometimes 牠 just represents anthropocentrism and specism of human in chinese.)

    1F

  3. March 6th, 2004
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  4. btw,
    你 for male
    妳 for female

    but it\’s ok to use 你 for \”YOU\”.

    2F

  5. stevesteve  
    March 6th, 2004
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  6. Wow, so many. I did a bit of searching, and found some reference pages:

    Chinese pronouns

    formal personal pronouns

    Both of these pages suggest what Jenny has been telling me: All these \”fancy\” versions of He and You are relatively recent inventions, and due to western influence.

    3F

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