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Why Chinese has no pronoun for females and no plurals for nouns.

A Chinese teacher from Taiwan who claimed that Chinese is not the same as English, there is no pronoun for female such as she, and no plurals such as they are, you are, dogs, cats etc.,

歡迎你對我的任何說法 公開提出討論 互相切磋
1. "妳" 字 並不被中國大陸的語法學家所接受

2. 請注意 漢語也不會用 她們 您們 小狗們 小貓們等詞表示複數

3. Question to Italki: "老師 等同於 語言交換夥伴" sjzh 兄完全正確理解文本意涵 擊掌 拱手 但為何被評定 -5 我不解其中緣故 評定負分者 該給你一個理由 我似乎陷您於不義了 為sjzh兄平反 也建議 italki 限制評定負分者需提示理由 方得受理.

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I was wondering whether the responder for anaita998710 can read and understand Chinese. He states "歡迎你對我的任何說法 公開提出討論 互相切磋 " it means, he was requesting the question to be posted on Italki for public viewing. The questions in #1 and 2 are his own answers. It is a simple yes/no or true/false questions for the other viewers to verify. Questions # 3 is his own question to Italki. In answering to his own questions that claimed "提問者的語言環境不明 上下文缺乏 天外飛來一筆 便要求解釋 翻譯" In English, it means that he, the asker himself doesn't know the difference of the language because of the geographic location. Unfortunately, he demand himself to answer and explain.
Apparently, he was taking this opportunity to demonstrate to us that he is a Scholar, writing a long essay about his opinion on when, where are these Chinese words came from. He also claimed that everyone are Anthropomorphic for those who don't go along with him. In answer #6 paragraph 7, he quote: "引述一個寓言故事 還有 青蛙們呢 ", 青蛙們 it is the plurals for fork. Since his own answer in #1 is 漢語也不會用 她們 您們 小狗們 小貓們等詞表示複數. ( Chinese don't use 們 in represent plural). His statement is "USE". he use 們 to represent the forks in his quotation, which is contrary to his own answer in #1.

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was: which is contrary to his own answer/statement in #1
Is: which is contrary to his own answer/statement in #2

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: Chinese (Mandarin)
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    well,actually we have.the pronoun for females is "她",“她们”.When we say something about people,we sometime put a "们"after that,like 人们,她们,孩子们....but there's no plurals for nouns when it after a noun about things,because we can know that.For example,I say there are five apples on the desk,"桌子上有5个苹果",we will not say "桌子上有5个苹果们".
    I always think maybe we use plurals to emphasize something,that is not only one alone

    1."妳"字的来源我不太清楚,但是字典里确实有,但是没人这么用的,可能港台的人用得比较多? 至于大陆的"语法学家"? 什么是"语法学家"? 而且这和语法也没有关系.
    3.这一句让人不知所云,首先"意涵"这个词并不存在,"涵义"或者"含义"均正确.其次,"提示理由"动宾搭配不当, "提出理由"可以. 最后"評定負分者 該給你一個理由 我似乎陷您於不義了"这一句完全无法让人明白.
    另外他说话用的是书面文, 日常会话不会以这种方式进行.

    Well there you go, your question's answered.

    I was involved in the previous answer.
    Answer 1-2, I disagree. A teacher is not the same as a learning partner. I was the the one give him/her the minus that he/she is request my explanations. He/she raised another question that there is no pronoun for a female (she) which is 她 in Chinese. He/she attempted to confuse readers by using examples 1 and 2, but the examples are not related. The question has either a true/false or yes/no answer. If the question is whether there is a pronoun for "female in Chinese (she, 她). If the majority people go for "yes" then Mr. Wozitoya is correct. Here, my answer is "yes", in favor of Mr. Wozitoya.

    3. In this sentence, "老師 等同於 語言交換夥伴," the teacher is the same as a language exchange partner . As I am a native Chinese speaker, a teacher is not the same as a language exchange partner. The words 擊掌 拱手 means agree upon. It appears that they are conspiring to make the incorrect answer the correct answer. Everyone else knows their answer is incorrect. He/she is attempting to solicit to support their conspiracy.
    Comment: is the place for language exchange, it is not a place to commit an unfair act and help people become famous.

    It's because every country is differernt.That's why Chinese has no pronoun for females and no plurals for nouns.In other words,many Chinese will ask why English must have a pronoun for females and have plurals for nouns too,isn't it?

    In Taiwan, there are plurals for dogs and cats. I found hundreds.


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    如果硬要给小狗与小猫加上"们"的话,只有一个办法: 拟人.
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    Billions of People living in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China, and the overseas Chinese in United States, can these people represent Chinese? I just answered the question with supports but involving all the Chinese in the world being accused for non human being. ( If you can read the above chinese answer, you will know what I mean.)

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    It is serious to him, because if no one believing in him, he will turn all the human being into Anthropomorphic. It is serious for me, because I was conerning about his intention to make the incorrect answer the correct anserwer, fooling all the people in the world.

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    1."妳"字的来源我不太清楚,但是字典里确实有,但是没人这么用的,可能港台的人用得比较多? 至于大陆的"语法学家"? 什么是"语法学家"? 而且这和语法也没有关系.

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