In mandarin, isn't it that "my" is " wo de" ? Example: Zhe shi wo de baba. This is compared to: Zhe shi wo baba. This is my father.
Feb 22, 2017 1:24 PM
Answers · 5
The two expressions actually convey the same meaning, but in reality, native speakers prefer the latter for economic principle, i guess. Wo de is usually used when the speaker wants to emphasize a sense of belonging. In real communication, when wo de is followed by people, de is omitted because there is no need to emphasize that somebody belongs to the speaker. Wo in this case indicates relationship of human, while wo de indicates belonging.
February 22, 2017
Wo = I De = "Possesive" Ta de = His Wo De = My "Zhe shi wo baba" this is wrong grammar i think. we need to use "De" as possesive. #I'm not native chinese, Correct me if I wrong :D
February 22, 2017
When we talk about people or home related, "de" is optional, normally we drop it. eg: wo baba. but for non-living things like phone or water, "de" is required. eg: wo de shouji.
February 24, 2017
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