The Positions (Learn Chinese)

POSITIONS

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  • To make references about object positions or people we need to use the following expressions. First it is said the subject, next the verb zai4, then we have to say the objet (which we are referring to) and later the position. As we say:

SUBJECT + VERB (ZAI4) + OBJECT + POSITION

  • On:  

Zai4—-Shang4 

Wo3 zai4 wo3 shang4 = (I am on you)

 

  • Under:

Zai4—-Xia4 

Wo3 zai4 ni3 shang4 = (I am under you)

 

  • Out of:

Zai4—-Wai4

Wo3 zai4 jia1 wai4 = (I am out of my house)

 

  • In:

Zai4—-Li3

Wo3 zai4 jia1 li3 = (I am in my house)

  • Beside:

Zai4—-Pang2bian1 

ke4ting1 zai4 fan4ting1 pang2bian1 = (The living room is beside the dining room)

ke4ting = Living room

fan4ting = Dining room

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