in the house 在屋裡, on the tree 在樹上


Dear friends, 

Here is the lesson today, we will keep learning the locating adverb 在(at, on, in) along with related adverbs 裡(inside), 上(above), 中(inside). Please watch the following video for these phrases:




The first phrase:

in the house

在屋裡
zài wū lǐ

在(in) + 屋(house) + 裡(inside)

note: the idiom case 在(in) + somewhere + 裡(inside) is to locate something inside somewhere. 

stay in the house
待在屋裡
dāi zài wū lǐ

待(stay) + 在(in) + 屋(house) + 裡(inside)

the piggy staying in the house
小豬待在屋裡
xiǎo zhū dāi zài wū lǐ

小豬(piggy) = 小(little) + 豬(pig)

小豬(piggy) + 待(stay) + 在(in) + 屋(house) + 裡(inside)


Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site:


The second phrase:

on the tree
在樹上
zài shù shàng

在(on) + 樹(tree) + 上(above)

note: the idiom case 在(on) + somewhere + 上(above) is to locate something on somewhere. 

standing on the tree
站在樹上
zhàn zài shù shàng

站(stand) + 在(on) + 樹(tree) + 上(above)


little bird standing on the tree

小鳥站在樹上
xiǎo niǎo zhàn zài shù shàng

小鳥(little bird) = 小(little) + 鳥(bird)

小鳥(little bird) + 站(stand) + 在(on) + 樹(tree) + 上(above)


The third phrase: 

by the door
在門旁邊
zài mén páng-biān

在(at) + 門(door) + 旁邊(by the side)


note: the idiom case 在(at) + somewhere + 旁邊(by the side) is to locate something beside somewhere. 

crouch by the door

蹲在門旁邊
dūn zài mén páng-biān

蹲(crouch) + 在(at) + 門(door) + 旁邊(by the side)

note: the verb 蹲(crouch) here normally is used for the animal like cat or tiger when they are waiting and hunting the prey, as the Kung Fu movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.


kitty is crouching by the door

小貓蹲在門旁邊
xiǎo māo dūn zài mén biān

小貓(kitty) = 小(little) + 貓(cat)


小貓(kitty) + 蹲(crouch) + 在(at) + 門(door) + 旁邊(by the side)


The fourth phrase:

in the water

在水中
zài shuǐ zhōng



在(in) + 水(water) + 中(inside)

note: the idiom case 在(in) + somewhere + 中(inside) is to locate something inside somewhere. 



hiding in the water

躲在水中
duǒ zài shuǐ zhōng

躲(hide) + 在(in) + 水(water) + 中(inside)


turtle is hiding in the water

烏龜躲在水中
wū-guī duǒ zài shuǐ zhōng

烏龜(turtle) + 躲(hide) + 在(in) + 水(water) + 中(inside)

here is the 2-character modern Chinese word 烏龜(wū-guī), which you may seen in the cartoon movie Kung Fu Panda as the character of Master Wu Gui 烏龜.

turtle
烏龜
wū-guī


Well, that's all for the lesson today, please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site:


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祝你有美好的一天

Best regards,

Andres Leo

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