See also: 咱们 and 偺們

ChineseEdit

we (incl.) (plural marker for pronouns and a few animate nouns)
trad. (咱們/喒們/偺們) //
simp. (咱们)

PronunciationEdit


PronounEdit

咱們

  1. (inclusive) we; us
    咱們合適 [MSC, trad.]
    咱们合适 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ mā shuō zánmen liǎ bù héshì. [Pinyin]
    My mum said the two of us are not right for each other.
    咱們讀書 [MSC, trad.]
    咱们读书 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā shì zánmen cūn lǐ dúshū zuì duō de rén. [Pinyin]
    He has read the most books out of anyone in our village.

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

咱們咱们 (zánmen) is mostly used in Northern China. Unlike 我們我们 (wǒmen) that can either include or exclude the person spoken to, 咱們咱们 (zánmen) always includes the person spoken to. Furthermore, 咱們咱们 (zánmen) tends to convey a sense of intimacy between the interlocutors.

See alsoEdit

Standard Mandarin Chinese personal pronouns
Person Singular Plural
1st () 我們我们 (wǒmen)
inclusive 咱們咱们 (zánmen)
2nd male/indefinite () 你們你们 (nǐmen)
female () 妳們你们 (nǐmen)
deity () 祢們祢们 (nǐmen)
polite (nín) 你們你们 (nǐmen)
您們您们 (nínmen)
3rd male/indefinite () 他們他们 (tāmen)
female () 她們她们 (tāmen)
deity () 祂們祂们 (tāmen)
animal () 牠們它们 (tāmen)
inanimate () 它們它们 (tāmen)