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The Chinese word men - 们 - mén
( plural suffix for persons )

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced men. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

plural suffix for persons,

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 们 ( mén ) correctly?"

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Chinese characters  ( men / mén ) with pronunciation (English translation: <i>plural suffix for persons</i> )
们 ( men / mén ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 们 ( men / mén ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Yisheng men renwei ta hui shiming
Yīshēng mēn rènwéi tā huì shīmíng

 – English translation: Doctors think he will go blind.

Learn 们 ( men / mén ) with the online vocabulary trainer
Learn <i>plural suffix for persons</i> in Chinese
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Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

person  |  you  |  a suffix to indicate plurality
们 ( men / mén ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 20)
Chinese example words containing the character 们 ( men / mén )
你们好 ( nĭménhăo = hello ), 你们 ( nĭmen = you ), 人们 ( rénmen = people ), 他们 ( tāmen = they ), 它们 ( tāmen = they ), 她们 ( tāmen = they ), 我们 ( wŏmen = we ), 咱们 ( zánmen = we )
Other characters that are pronounced mén in Chinese

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