Video Lesson: I’m in the Apple store! (Newbie, Module 2)

Lesson Information
  Instructor: Becky Length: 02:39
  Knowledge Point: "zài" as a Verb: expressing locations (Newbie, Module 2)
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Alex says
Wo mai  le yi zhang xin chuang. Ni qu ma? Wo bu neng qu, wo you yi ge gongsi. Shang chang zai nar?
April 1, 2013 Reply
Becky_Chinese Teacher in reply to Alex
Hi Alex! Thanks for your card. Nice practice! So you bought a new bed. Will you go? I can't go. I have a company. Where's the shopping mall? Right? So if I ask "你在哪儿?(Nǐ zài nǎr?)," how would you answer? :)
April 12, 2013 Reply
Alex in reply to Becky_Chinese Teacher
Hi Becky. I sent it with pleasure.:) Have a nice weekend. 
April 12, 2013 Reply
Becky_Chinese Teacher in reply to Alex
Hi Alex! Thanks! Hope you had a nice weekend. So“你在家,你学习中文(Nǐ zài jiā, nǐ xuéxí Zhōngwén.)” What about "你在哪儿学习中文?(Nǐ zài nǎr xuéxí Zhōngwén?)" :)
April 15, 2013 Reply
Alex in reply to Becky_Chinese Teacher
Nihao Becky. I like when you put question at this way i can know how many i learned and what i remember. When i make phrase by my self then i know what i learned. is a good exercise :) At my workplace i exercise in free time like 10 minutes. 
April 19, 2013 Reply
Becky_Chinese Teacher in reply to Alex
Hi Alex! As long as it's helpful! :) Okay, you know, the place of "在+place word" in Chinese sometimes is not the same as that in English. For example, "I work in the hospital." As you can see, "in the hospital" goes after the verb "work," right? But when we say that in Chinese, it shall be "我在医院工作(Wǒ zài yīyuàn gōngzuò.)." "在医院(zài yīyuàn/ in the hospital)" actually goes after the verb "工作(gōngzuò/work)." So can you answer the question "你在哪儿学习中文(Nǐ zài nǎr xuéxí Zhōngwén?)" again? :)
April 19, 2013 Reply
Alex in reply to Becky_Chinese Teacher
Hi Becky. Dui buqi in last days  i did n`t have time to upload audio and to learn. I try to make exercise every day but is hard when i  celebrate :) 
I use in sentence i learn in hospital because i dont know how i translate my workplace in english or in chinese. Have a great weekend.
May 1, 2013 Reply
Becky_Chinese Teacher in reply to Alex
Hi Alex! It's OK! So far so good! But one little thing, the better response to the question "你在哪儿学习中文(Nǐ zài nǎr xuéxí Zhōngwén?)" is "我在家和公司学习中文(wǒ zài jiā hé gōngsī xuéxí Zhōngwén)." :) Do you get it now? :)
May 2, 2013 Reply
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