Decoded Slug: 那 (nà) - That

Mandarin Grammar Point
那 (nà) - That

那 (nà) - That

Short explanation:

Used to refer to something previously mentioned or in sight.

Formation:

那 + Noun

Examples:

你看见那栋大楼了吗?那就是我工作的地方。
Nǐ kàn jiàn nà dòng dàlóu le ma? Nà jiùshì wǒ gōngzuò de dìfāng.
Do you see that building? That's where I work.
我喜欢你的那双靴子,它们看起来非常舒适。
Wǒ xǐhuān nǐ de nà shuāng xuēzi, tāmen kàn qǐlái fēicháng shūshì.
I like those boots of yours, they look very comfortable.
那本书是我最喜欢的一本,它的故事非常吸引人。
Nà běn shū shì wǒ zuì xǐhuān de yī běn, tā de gùshi fēicháng xīyǐn rén.
That book is one of my favourites, its story is very captivating.
你可以帮我取一下那把吉他吗?我想弹一首歌。
Nǐ kěyǐ bāng wǒ qǔ yīxià nà bǎ jítā ma? Wǒ xiǎng tán yī shǒu gē.
Can you get that guitar for me? I want to play a song.

Long explanation:

The word '那 (nà)' is commonly used in Mandarin Chinese to refer back to something that was previously mentioned in conversation or to refer to something in sight. In English, this would often be translated as 'that'. It also can show distance or distinction between the subject under discussion and other entities.
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