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Learn Chinese 3 : Where do you work?

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Click on the speaker icon of each sentence and listen to the recording. Each sentence follows this pattern : Pinyin (that's Chinese written in Latin characters), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and the English translation of the sentence.
1.
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Zhè shì wǒ dìdi.
这是我弟弟。
這是我弟弟。
This is my (younger) brother.
2.
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Tā yě zài Zhóngguó.
他也在中国。
他也在中國。
He is also in China.
3.
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Tā shì gōngchéngshī.
他是工程师。
他是工程師。
He is an engineer.
4.
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Tā zài Shànghài gāngzuō.
他在上海工作。
他在上海工作。
He works in Shanghai.
Notes
  • 'zài'...gōngzuò' means 'to work somewhere'. 'zài' here serves as a preposition. Pay attention to the position of a prepositional phrase in the sentence. In Chinese it occurs before the verb.

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