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Use ‘有的’ to say ‘some’ in Chinese


To refer to just certain members of group, you can use 有的 (yǒude). This usage is normally translated as "some" in English. It is often used multiple times in one sentence to refer to different groups.

要指示群体里的某些成员,你可以使用"有的"。这个用法一般译为英语里的"some",它常在句子里多次使用以表示不同的群体。

 

All you need to do is put "有的 (yǒude)" before the subject of each of the clauses in the sentence. If there is already some context, you can omit the subject, and the "有的 (yǒude)" can just mean "some" instead of "some of something."

你要做的就是把"有的"放于句子中每个从句的主语之前。若是已经存在上下文,那么你可以省略主语,"有的"就只是表示"some"而非"some of something"

 

有的 + (Subj.) + Predicate, 有的 + (Subj.) + Predicate

 

Also, you aren't limited to just two "有的 (yǒude)" in the sentence. You can have multiple groups doing different things, and just precede them with a "有的 (yǒude)" each time.

同时,你不必局限于一个句子只能有两个"有的"。你可以说多个群体做着不同的事,只是每次在前面都要用到"有的"

 

Examples

 

我们公司有一些电脑,有的是新的,有的是旧的。

wǒmen gōngsi yǒu yīxiē diànnǎo, yǒude shì xīnde, yǒude shì jiùde.

Our company has many computers. Some are new, and some are old.

 

他写了很多书,有的卖得很好,有的卖得不好。

tā xiě le hěn duō shū, yǒude mài de hěnhǎo, yǒude mài de bùhǎo.

He writes a lot of books. Some sell well, but some don't.

 

这家店的衣服有的贵,有的便宜。

zhè jiā diàn de yīfu yǒude guì, yǒude piányi.

In this shop, some of the clothes are expensive and some are cheap.

 

他有很多房子,有的在国内,有的在国外。

tā yǒu hěn duō fángzi, yǒude zài guónèi, yǒude zài guówài.

He has a lot of houses, some of them are within the country and some are abroad.

 

晚上六点以后,有的人下班了,有的人在加班。

wǎnshang liùdiǎn yǐhòu, yǒude rén xiàbān le, yǒude rén zài jiābān.

After six o'clock some people are off work, while some are still working.

 

我的大学老师,有的很年轻,有的很老。

wǒ de dàxué lǎoshī yǒude hěn niánqīng, yǒude hěn lǎo.

Some of my college teachers are young, some are old.

 

酒吧里,有的人在喝酒,有的人在跳舞,还有的人在聊天。

jiǔbā lǐ, yǒude rén zài hējiǔ, yǒude rén zài tiàowǔ, hái yǒude rén zài liáotiān.

In the bar, some people are drinking, some are dancing, and some are chatting.

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2016-07-05

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