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Can 您 to be used in plural form?

We do not use 您们 as a plural form in Chinese. If you want to show respect for more than one person with 您, you can add number + 位 to address these persons. For example: 您二位 for two persons 您三位 for ...
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Can 您 to be used in plural form?

Usually 您 is not pluralized with 們 like other personal pronouns. This is because etymologically 您 is a contraction of 你 and 們, and still connotes second person plural in some varieties of northern ...
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How to grammatically analyze 三国之一 in 大都不过三国之一?

祭仲曰・都城過百雉・國之害也・先王之制・大都不過參國之一・中・五之一・小・九之一・今京不度・非制也・君將不堪 the verse of the question is from 傳 隱公元年 三 is temporarily used as a verb, meaning to divide into three parts you’re correct, the character “參 (...
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Can 您 to be used in plural form?

NO! But there are lot of native Chinese who use "您们". Look at this video, the elegant princess said "您诸位".
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Meaning of 我在医院工作

我在医院工作 = I work for a hospital 我"正"在医院工作 = I am working in the hospital right now. 我"即將"在医院工作 = I am going to work for a hospital. 我"曾經"在医院工作 = I'd worked in a ...
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What is the difference between “悲傷” and “傷悲”?

As a Chinese native speaker,we never say 伤悲 in our daily life.伤悲 is always appearing in poems or songs.It also never shows in any kind of articles.
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What is the difference between “悲傷” and “傷悲”?

悲傷 and 傷悲 mean exactly the same. Changing the order of a compound word that the two characters have a similar meaning is a common practice in the classical speaking style. Why do so? Make the speech ...
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Difference between "adj+一点儿" and "有点儿+adj" pattern

Difference between "adj+一点儿" and "有点儿+adj" pattern There are problems: 晚一点儿 (later) is not an adjective phrase but an adverb phrase. Example: 晚一点儿(adv)回家(v) 会(know) in 我会一点儿 (I ...
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Which one is the correct way to say "what I like most is to sing"?

我最喜欢的是唱歌 is the only answer that comes close to the original sentence - "what I like most (possessive phrase) is to sing", which can be translated as "什麼是我最喜欢的 - 是唱歌". Note the ...
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Which one is the correct way to say "what I like most is to sing"?

They are all correct 我最喜欢唱歌 = I really like to sing(v) 我最喜欢是唱歌 = what I like the most is singing(n) - (among the activities I do) 我最喜欢的是唱歌 = what I like the most is singing(n) - (among the ...
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Sentences with double 了

In my experience as an L2 Chinese learner, the double 了 is usually interpreted in one of three ways: Continuation 了, like in your example: 他在北京住了两年了。 This implies that 他 is still living in Beijing: ...
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Sentences with double 了

In the first sentence, I know that 了 is the completion marker (了1) which can come after the object if the object is short and the sentence is simple. That sentence is a useful rule of thumb to try to ...
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Difference between "adj+一点儿" and "有点儿+adj" pattern

Difference between "adj+一点儿" and "有点儿+adj" pattern These patterns do indeed have different meanings. A key thing to understand first is that you are talking about these patterns ...
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Meaning of 我在医院工作

我正在這家醫院工作:I'm working in this hospital. Could be working in a different hospital later. 我正在醫院工作:I'm working in a hospital. Could be working in a different (non-hospital) institute later.
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What is the difference between “悲傷” and “傷悲”?

The difference between 悲傷 and 傷悲 is shown in the example sentences below. 悲傷 = sad (adj) 那是一個悲傷的故事 - It is a sad story. 她感到無助的悲傷 - She feels hopelessly sad. 悲傷,傷悲 = sadness (noun) 悲傷/傷悲(rare)無補於事 -...
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Is 地 missing in 学校希望每个学生都能自由发展?

Both are correct. "地" is omitted but not missed.
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Is 地 missing in 学校希望每个学生都能自由发展?

学校希望每个学生都能"自由发展"。Here "自由发展" is a 四字詞/片語, usually used as a slogan to emphasis the intention of allowing every student to "free develop and expand", or "develop and ...
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Is 地 missing in 学校希望每个学生都能自由发展?

学校希望每个学生都能自由发展。 school hope every student all can free develop Our school hopes each student will be able to freely unfold their abilities. If 自由 is an adjective, then wouldn't you rather use 的?自由的发展? ...
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Can 您 to be used in plural form?

As a native speaker, I would recommend just using 你们 instead of trying to use 您 and making it plural. As long as you put 请 in the front, that is as polite as a sentence can get in Chinese. No need to ...
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How should I understand the grammar surrounding 适合 in 阳春面的面汤是……一年四季都适合吃,老人和儿童都适合吃?

In the examples you listed, 适合 is the predicate, followed by an object (pronoun, noun or "gerund-phrase"): ……适合你。(...suits you. ) ……适合做这个工作。(...is suitable for doing this work. ) The ...
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Which one is the correct way to say "what I like most is to sing"?

What I like most is singing. (What a pity I can't sing!) 唱歌是我最喜欢的活动。
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