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How to Use 在 (zài)
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ID: 4285 Pre Intermediate
In this lesson, we are going to show you how to use three particles 在, 正在, and 着 to express action in progress. Learn how to say "I'm in the middle of a date right now" in this episode. Let's check it out!
Fri Feb 28 2020 | Joshua, Jessica
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|正在||zhèngzài||indicates an action in progress (specific time)|
|整理||zhěnglǐ||to tidy up|
|着||zhe||aspect particle indicating action in progress|
(indicating an action in progress)
wǒ zài fāduǎnxìn gěi lǎobǎn 。
I am sending a text message to my boss.
wǒ zài zhǔfàn gěi jiārén chī 。
I am cooking for my family to eat.
wǒ zuótiān zǎoshang bā diǎn zài dā dìtiě 。
I was taking the subway at eight o’clock yesterday morning.
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