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What is the function of yǒu (有) in Chinese?
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yǒu (有) is used to indicate possession (to have; to own) or existence (there is/ are).

Possession: 我有自行車,他沒有。

I have a bicycles; he does not have one.

Existence: 教室裡有三十把椅子。

There are thirty chairs in the classroom.

Reference: YUFA! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammar

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