7 October 2013

Chinese interrogative pronouns: where

When you need to ask someone about where or in which place, you must know these structures and how to use them.




personal pronoun + where structure + verb


在哪儿
zái nǎr
where
or
在什么地方
zái shénme dìfāng
on where/in which place


Question: Where do you study Chinese?
在哪儿学习汉语?
Nǐ zài nǎ'er xuéxí hànyǔ?
or
在什么地方学习汉语?
Nǐ zài shénme dìfāng xuéxí hànyǔ?

Answer
大学学习汉语
Wǒ zài dàxué xuéxí hànyǔ
I study Chinese at university


Question: Where do you work?
在哪儿工作?
Nǐ zài nǎ'er gōngzuò?
or
在什么地方工作?
Nǐ zài shénme dìfāng gōngzuò?

Answer
公司工作
Wǒ zài gōngsī gōngzuò
I work at the company