Good morning. In this video, we are going to talk about character 他. It means he, him, or other. First let's see how to write it.
The main usage of 他 is working as a pronoun, referring to the singular male third person. 他 he, him ; 他们 they, third person plural. It may refer to a group of people including only male persons or both male and female. But if there are only female persons in a group, we need use 她们。The left part of 她, 女字旁, refers to female.
他 also means other, another.
他人 others, other people
他杀 , 他 other people, 杀 kill, killed by other people, homicide. If the death is caused by oneself, suicide will be 自杀. 自 oneself, 杀 kill, 自杀 suicide.
他乡 , 他 another, 乡town, village, 他乡a place far away from one's home town . Then how to say 'hometown'? Home town will be 家乡, 家 home, family; 家乡 hometown.
Sometimes 他 is used in a word just for its sound. Such as 吉他 means the music instrument- guitar. 他 doesn't carry any specific meaning here. That's all for today. See you soon. Thanks for watching.