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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!
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
煮饭 zhǔfàn to cook
正在 zhèngzài indicates an action in progress (specific time)
整理 zhěnglǐ to tidy up
zhe aspect particle indicating action in progress
zài
(indicating an action in progress)
我在发短信给老板。
wǒ zài fāduǎnxìn gěi lǎobǎn 。
I am sending a text message to my boss.
我在煮饭给家人吃。
wǒ zài zhǔfàn gěi jiārén chī 。
I am cooking for my family to eat.
我昨天早上八点在搭地铁。
wǒ zuótiān zǎoshang bā diǎn zài dā dìtiě 。
I was taking the subway at eight o’clock yesterday morning.
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