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In this lesson we will learn our first set of nouns of locality. A noun of locality is a word that shows direction and locality. With the nouns of locality in this lesson we can state the position of something relative to another thing.

33.01

前边
Qinbian
In front of
后边
Hubiɑn
Behind
这边
Zhbian
This side
那边
Nbian
That side
旁边
Pngbiān
Next to
对面
Dumin
Across from
里边
Lǐbiɑn
Inside
外边
Wibiɑn
Outside

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33.02

药店在宾馆旁边。
Yodin zi bīnguǎn pngbiān .
The pharmacy is next to the hotel.
饭店在花店后边。
Fndin zi huādin hubiɑn.
The restaurant is behind the flower shop.
玩具店在网吧前边。
Wnjdin zi wǎngbā qinbian.
The toy store is in front of the internet cafe.
洗衣店在公园对面。
Xǐyīdin zi gōngyun dumin.
The laundry is across from the park.
我的宿舍在校园里边。
Wǒ de ssh zi xioyun lǐbiɑn.
My dormitory is inside the campus.

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33.03

大卫: 请问,大王旅馆在哪里?
Qǐngwn, Dwng Lǚguǎn zi nǎlǐ?
B: 在那家饭店旁边。
Zi n jiā fndin pngbiān.
大卫: 我看不见啊!
Wǒ kn b jin a!
B: 你看,那个楼就是。
Nǐ kn, n ge lu ji sh.

33.04

A: 你好!你有什么事儿?
Nǐ hǎo! Nǐ yǒu shnme shr?
莎拉: 我找一个人。请问,王红老师的办公室在哪儿?
Wǒ zhǎo y g rn. Qǐngwn, Wng Hng lǎoshī de bnɡōnɡsh zi nǎr?
A: 在电脑房对面。
Zi dinnǎo fng dumin.
莎拉: 谢谢。
Xixie.

33.05

马特: 请问,这儿有厕所吗?
Qǐngwn, zhr yǒu csuǒ ma?
B: 有。
Yǒu.
马特: 在哪儿?
Zi nǎr?
B: 在食堂前边。
Zi shtng qinbian.
马特: 那食堂在哪儿啊?
N shtng zi nǎr a?
B: 就在那儿。
Ji zi nr.

33.06

这边有教师餐厅。
Zhbian yǒu jioshī cāntīng.
On this side there is the teacher's dining hall.
那边有电脑房。
Nbian yǒu dinnǎo fng.
On that side there is a computer room.
食堂的旁边有澡堂。
Shtng de pngbiān yǒu zǎotng.
Next to the cafeteria there is a public shower facility.
图书馆的后边有公园。
Tshūguǎn de hubiān yǒu gōngyun.
Behind the library there is a park.
宾馆的前边有网吧。
Bīnguǎn de qinbian yǒu wǎngbā.
In front of the Internet bar there is a hotel.

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Notes:

zi and 有 yǒu can both be used in defining location. 在 zi however refers to the location of a specific thing, the supermarket, the school, whereas 有 yǒu indicates the general existence of something, a supermarket, a school.

33.07 

马特: 服务员!
Fwyun!
服务员: 什么?
Shnme?
马特: 你们这儿有厕所吗?
Nǐmen zhr yǒu csuǒ ma?
服务员: 厕所? 有, 洗手间在前边。
Csuǒ? Yǒu, csuǒ zi qinbian.