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To mark the location of the subject in ‘在 + location + verb’ structure.

张:他爸爸妈妈在哪里工作?

Zhāng :Tā bà bà mā mā zài nǎ lǐ gōng zuò ?

Zhang: Where do his parents work?

王:他爸爸在银行工作;他妈妈没有工作,她在家看孩子。

Wáng :Tā bà bà zài yín háng gōng zuò ;tā mā mā méi yǒu gōng zuò ,tā zài jiā kàn hái zǐ 。

Wang: His father works at a bank; his mother does not have a job; she cares for the

children at home.

李:王先生的孩子都在外国留学吗?

Lǐ :Wáng xiān shēng de hái zǐ dōu zài wài guó liú xué ma ?

Li: Are both Mr Wang’s children studying in foreign countries?

丁:对,他儿子现在在中国学中文;女儿在法国学设计。

Dīng :Duì ,tā ér zǐ xiàn zài zài zhōng guó xué zhōng wén ;nǚ ér zài fǎ guó xué shè jì 。

Ding: That’s right. His son is studying Chinese in China right now; his daughter is

studying design in France.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
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