IN or UNDER a tree

March 24, 2012, 12:18 AM posted in General Discussion

I found a reference to 睡在樹上的年輕人.

Does this refer to young people who sleep IN trees or UNDER trees?

ie. does 樹上 mean 'in the tree' or 'under the tree' ?

(BTW, please no guesses or 'gut feelings'.)

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March 24, 2012, 01:08 AM

樹上 means in the tree

If it's under the tree, it should be 樹下

上 means up

下 means under

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March 24, 2012, 02:57 AM

Thanks for that. I actually decided to Google it, and got the following photo: