Chinese grammar: possession N1+的+N2

In Chinese, possession is marked with the particle 的 (de). This particle works in a similar way to ‘s (apostrophe s) in English, but is used much more widely.

Structure
Chinese grammar: possession N1+的+N2

This means "Noun 1’s Noun 2" (wher Noun 2 belongs to Noun 1).
The structure is super simple. It will take a bit of time before you realize how truly universal this pattern is. It doesn’t matter whether the "Noun 1" is a person, place, or thing, or even if it’s a pronoun (like "he," "she," or "it"). The structure stays consistent.

Examples
我 的 啤酒 = my beer

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