Mandarin Chinese Grammar for Pimsleur Students/Prepositions

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Prepositions[edit]

General[edit]

gēn with
我想你一起吃晚饭 ◦ wŏ xiăng gēn nĭ yìqĭ chī wǎnfàn. I would like to have dinner with you.
儿子我们在这儿 ◦ érzĭ gēn wŏmen zài zhè'er. The son is here with us.

Location[edit]

zài (located) at, in
饭店 zài fàn diàn at the restaurant
我的朋友我那儿 ◦ wŏ de péngyou zài wŏ nà'r. My friend is at my place.
我的太太香港 ◦ wŏ de tài tài zài Xiānggǎng. My wife is in Hong Kong.
我们住美国 ◦ wŏmen zhù zài měiguó. We live in America.
学院路哪儿 ? Xuéyuàn lù zài nă'r? Where is College Road located?
是不是这儿 ? shì bù shì zài zhè'r? Is it located here?
我不想在那儿吃 ◦ wŏ bù xiăng zài nà'r chī. I would not like to eat over there.
在那儿不太贵 ◦ zài nà'r bù tài guì. Over there it's not too expensive.
她跟你的先生一起 ◦ tā gēn nĭ de xiānshēng zài yìqĭ. She is with your husband (literally: She with your husband are located together).