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Where Are You? How to Use 在 with Location in Chinese

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ID: AI012 Newbie
  How to talk about location in Chinese In this All the Way to Intermediate lesson, we teach you how to use the important character 在 (zài) when discussing location. For example, how to say "Where are you?" or "I am at work". Learn some basic Chinese grammar and word order so that you can begin asking where people are, asking for directions in a foreign city, or telling people your own location. Here are other related lessons from our library that will supplement this lesson and boost your Chinese level. Where Is The 在 At? Where Do You Live? Where Are My Socks?
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zài located at
不在 bùzài not located at
朋友家 péngyǒujiā friend's house
jiā home
Fiona,你爸爸在哪里?
Fiona ,nǐ bàba zài nǎlǐ ?
Fiona, where is your father?
爸爸在朋友家。
bàba zài péngyou jiā 。
My father is at a friend's house.
你妹妹在哪里?
nǐ mèimei zài nǎlǐ ?
Where is your sister?
我妹妹在学校。
wǒ mèimei zài xuéxiào 。
My sister is at school.
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