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English: To be located (verb) Pinyin:
English: In China Pinyin:
Literally: located China
English: To live / to stay (somewhere) Pinyin:
English: I live in China Pinyin:
wǒ zhù zài zhōng-guó
Literally: I live located China
English: She lives in American Pinyin:
tā zhù zài měi-guó
Literally: she lives located America
English: We live in Beijing Pinyin:
wǒ-men zhù zài běi-jīng
Literally: we live located Beijing
English: Is it here? Pinyin:
shì zài zhèr ma
Literally: is located here +?
English: Yes, it is here Pinyin:
shì, shì zài zhèr
Literally: is, is located here
English: Here (alternate) Pinyin:
Literally: this place
English: Do you live here? Pinyin:
nǐ zhù zài zhè-lǐ ma
Literally: you live located here +?
Where (alternate - heard in Southern China)
English: Where is it? Pinyin:
Literally: located where
English: Where is she? Pinyin:
tā zài nǎr
Literally: she located where
English: Where do you live? Pinyin:
nǐ zhù zài nǎr
Literally: you live located where
English: Where are we going? Pinyin:
wǒ-men qù nǎr
Literally: we going where?
English: Where would you like to go? Pinyin:
nǐ xiǎng qù nǎr
Literally: you would like to go where?
English: Hotel (small hotel/hostel) Pinyin:
English: Hotel (large hotel) Pinyin:
English: I would like to go to the hotel Pinyin:
wǒ xiǎng qù jiǔ-diàn
English: I'm staying at a hotel Pinyin:
wǒ zhù zài jiǔ-diàn
Literally: I living located hotel
English: Where is the Beijing Hotel? Pinyin:
běi-jīng jiǔ-diàn zài nǎr
Literally: Beijing hotel located where?
English: Where are we going to eat? Pinyin:
wǒ-men qù nǎr chī
Literally: we go where to eat?
English: Where would you like sit? Pinyin:
nǐ xiǎng zuò zài nǎr
Literally: you would like located where to sit?