City University of Hong Kong CLASS CLASS
Making Sense of Grammar
1 like 0 dislike
96 views

What is the function of ZAI (在) in Chinese?

asked Dec 7, 2017 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (25,170 points) | 96 views

1 Answer

0 like 0 dislike

ZAI can be viewed as a progressive marker or a spacial preposition in Chinese. 

progressive marker: 他在讀書 (He is reading a book.)

Preposition: 他在家 (He is at home.)

answered Jan 2, 2018 by admin (25,170 points)
edited Apr 25, 2018 by admin

799 questions

1,025 answers

3 comments

5,514 users

799 questions
1,025 answers
3 comments
5,514 users