So...I have seen this word 所, I've noticed it in the words for meeting places, and I think when there is a quote (for inctance "所说的话") I'm not sure though exactly what it means, what is the best way to use it, or Is there a lesson for this?????????????????
JohnOctober 18, 2011, 05:53 AM
Thanks for the question! This could be a topic for a future Qing Wen.
The 所 you're talking about doesn't have a specific meaning. In fact, adding it or removing it doesn't really change the meaning (e.g. "你说的话" vs. "你所说的话"). However, you're much more likely to see the 所 added in more formal speech.
Here's what the ABC Dictionary says:
① ∼ V de that which | wǒ ∼ shuō de (huà) 我∼说的 (话) what I said