The most common basic determinatives are proximal demonstrative 这zhe4 ‘this’ and distal demonstrative 那na4 ‘that’. Examples are shown below,
zhe4 ji3 jian4 tao2qi4 shi4 zui4jin4 chu1tu3 de0
this several CL pottery be recently excavate DE
‘These porcelain vessels were unearthed recently.’
shi4yi4hui4 zheng4zai4 shen3yi4 na4 ge4 ti2an4
city_council ZAI examine_and_discuss that CL motion
‘The City Council is debating that legislation.’
Shi, Dingxu. 2016. Nouns and nominal phrases. In A Reference Grammar of Chinese, eds. by Chu-Ren Huang and Dingxu Shi. Cambridge University Press.