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Possessives with 的

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  In this All the Way to Intermediate lesson, we teach you the most common Chinese character, which shows up in most sentences. 的 is a possessive particle which means it gives ownership of something, turning pronouns into possessive pronouns, but can also be used more less obvious things. Watch to find out exactly how to use this 的 character. Here are other related lessons from our library that will supplement this lesson and boost your Chinese level. Who's That Over There? Business Cards Explaining Your Job
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
de of; ~'s (possessive particle); (used after an attribute)
xīn new
guì expensive
hǎo good
我的、你的、他的。
wǒ de 、nǐ de 、tā de 。
Mine, yours, his.
我们的、你们的、他们的。
wǒmen de 、nǐmen de 、tāmen de 。
Ours, yours, theirs.
我的书很新。
wǒ de shū hěn xīn 。
My book is very new.
他的笔很贵。
tā de bǐ hěn guì 。
His pen is very expensive.
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