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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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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
(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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