roadside路邊, riverside河邊, seaside海邊, lakeside湖邊


Dear friends,

Here is the newest lesson today, and we are going to learn the Chinese character 邊(side), which will induce several 2-character words for location, like 路邊(roadside), 河邊(riverside), 海邊(seaside), and 湖邊(lakeside). Please watch the video of the following lesson:


The first phrase:

by the roadside

在路邊
zài lù biān

在(at) + 路(road) + 邊(side)

Here the 2-character word:

roadside
路邊
lù biān

路邊(roadside) = 路(road) + 邊(side)


We may extend the phrase into a longer version:

standing by the roadside

站在路邊
zhàn zài lù biān

站(stand) + 在(at) + 路邊(roadside)


Let's keep extending to a longer phrase: 

standing by the roadside and waiting for someone
站在路邊等人
zhàn zài lù biān děng rén

站(stand) + 在(at) + 路邊(roadside) + 等人(waiting for someone)

等人(waiting for someone) = 等(wait) + 人(people)


Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site:
http://www.chinese-word.com/lessons/lesson-48.html


The second phrase:

at the riverside
在河邊
zài hé biān

在(at) + 河(river) + 邊(side)

We may extend the phrase into a longer version:

fishing by the river
在河邊釣魚
zài hé biān diào-yú

在(at) + 河邊(riverside) + 釣魚(fishing)

Here the 2-character words:

riverside
河邊
hé biān

河邊(riverside) = 河(river) + 邊(side)


fishing

釣魚
diào-yú

釣魚(fishing) = 釣(to fish) + 魚(fish)



Let's keep extending to a longer phrase:

The child is fishing by the river.

小孩在河邊釣魚
Xiǎo-hái zài hé biān diào-yú

小孩(child, kid) + 在(at) + 河邊(riverside) + 釣魚(fishing)

here the 2-character word:

child
小孩
xiǎo-hái

小孩(child) = 小(little) + 孩(child)

is one of the 2-character Chinese words which mean "child, children," the other one is 孩子(háizi, child), which we will learn in our future lessons.

Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site:
http://www.chinese-word.com/lessons/lesson-48.html


The third phrase:


go to the seaside

到海邊
dào hǎi-biān

到(go) + 海(sea) + 邊(side)

We may extend the phrase into a longer version:

go to the seaside and watch the sea
到海邊看海
dào hǎi-biān kàn hǎi

到(go) + 海邊(seaside) + 看(watch) + 海(sea)

Here the 2-character words:

seaside
海邊
hǎi biān

海邊(seaside) = 海(sea) + 邊(side)

watch the sea
看海
kàn hǎi

看海(watch the sea) = 看(watch) + 海(sea)


Let's keep extending to a longer phrase:

The woman goes to the seaside and watches the sea.
女人到海邊看海
Nǚ-rén dào hǎi-biān kàn hǎi

女人(woman) + 到(go) + 海邊(seaside) + 看海(watch the sea)

here the 2-character Chinese word:

woman
女人
nǚ-rén

女人(woman) = 女(female) + 人(people)

In modern Chinese, this 2-character word 女人(nǚ-rén, woman) could mean "woman" or "women" since it usually doesn't emphasize the plurality of a noun in Chinese grammar.

Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site:
http://www.chinese-word.com/lessons/lesson-48.html


The fourth phrase:

by the lakeside
在湖邊
zài hú biān

在(at) + 湖(lake) + 邊(side)

We may extend the phrase into a longer version:

camping by the lakeside
在湖邊露營
zài hú biān lù-yíng

在(at) + 湖邊(lakeside) + 露營(camping)

Here the 2-character words:

lakeside
湖邊
hú biān

湖邊(lakeside) = 湖(lake) + 邊(side)

camping
露營
lù-yíng

露營(camping) = 露(expose) + 營(camp)


Let's keep extending to a longer phrase:

The man is camping by the lakeside.
男人在湖邊露營
Nán-rén zài hú biān lù-yíng

男人(man) + 在(at) + 湖邊(lakeside) + 露營(camping)

here the 2-character word:

man
男人
nán-rén

男人(man) = 男(male) + 人(people)

In modern Chinese, this 2-character word 男人(nán-rén, man) could mean "man" or "men" since it usually doesn't emphasize the plurality of a noun in Chinese grammar.

Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site:
http://www.chinese-word.com/lessons/lesson-48.html


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Wish you have a nice weekend!
祝你週末愉快

Best regards,

Andres Leo


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