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I'm really confused because I was taught that 们 is used as a plural word to do stuff like they and we but the sentence 你们不爱猫 apparently means you do not like cats shouldn't it be they don't like cats?

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  • 你们 = you (plural)

  • 你 = you

  • 们 = plural

Perhaps "ya'll" would be another suitable translation.


They would be 他们。

他 = Him/Her

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  • I always interpreted 你们 as "ya'll" in my head even though Duolingo and every other learning source I've tried simply translates it as "you" Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 4:21
  • @小奥利奥 Well “ya’ll” is a regional term and “you” can refer to multiple people, so that’s probably why.
    – Mou某
    Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 4:24
  • @user3306356 this is not place for your English jargon Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 4:44
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你们不爱猫 means you (all) do not like cats/ all of you don't like cats
你不爱猫 means you do not like cats
他们不爱猫 they do not like cats

I guess you are confused because you think "you" must be singular?
"You" can be singular or pural

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  • yeah thanks I did think you was only singular but after searching it up I see it can be plural. Commented Sep 26, 2019 at 10:56

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