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

asked Dec 7, 2017 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (24,470 points)

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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 (24,470 points)
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