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When did “妳” become the second person singular feminine pronoun?

In Kangxi Zidian, "妳" is listed as an alternate form of "嬭". "嬭", on the other hand, has three meanings: breasts/milk, mother, and feminine given name. On Zdic.net, there is no classical reference to ...
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How to learn pronounciation effectively with help of books? [closed]

i learn chinese on a book and it shows the words sometimes in romans such as Ni-hao but it doesn't show how to spell the word with the right pronounciation, can someone help how i can learn the ...
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Is there any specifically masculine character for 他

The pronoun 他 (ta1) for he/she/it has been used since at least the Ming dynasty and has had a number of variants, such as 牠 for animals and 祂 for deities. In the 20th century the feminine version 她 ...
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Is it ok to use 他 as a gender neutral personal pronoun (instead of 她) when the subject is known to be female?

Is it ok to use 他 as a gender neutral personal pronoun (as it used to be before 她 was introduced) even if I know that the subject is female? Example: 他是我妹妹 vs 他是我妹妹