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Pronunciation : zài
Meaning :
  1. at, in, or on (a place or time). (prep)
  2. exist; be alive. (v)
  3. in the middle of doing something (indicating an action in progress). (adv)
Radical :
Strokes : 6
Traditional :
Usage : 89.7%
Sentences:
1. He lives in a cosy little room.
zhù zài shū shì de xiǎo
: he
: stay, live
: at, in
: one
: measure word
舒适 : comfortable, cosy
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
: small
: house
: inside
2. Your book is on the table.
de shū zài zhuō zi shàng
: you
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
: book
: on
桌子 : table
: top, up
3. His father is still alive, but his mother passed away long ago.
qīn hái zài qīn zǎo jiù zài le
: he
父亲 : father
: still
: alive, exist
母亲 : mother
早就 : already
不在 : passed away, not exist
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
4. Some people were reading, some were talking.
yǒu xiē rén zài kàn shū yǒu xiē rén zài tán tiān
有些 : some
: people
: in the middle of doing something
看书 : reading
谈天 : talking, chatting
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3 thoughts on “在”

  1. Hello! Great site! I really am enjoying this website! I am trying to teach myself chinese and hope to speak it well soon. Just a question about tan tian = chat 谈天. Is this the same as liao tian= 聊天 liáotiān to chat / to gossip

    Thanks for your assistance!

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