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Giving directions

The following structures used to give directions in Chinese are organized according to our grammar points by level.


A2 Giving directions

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Expressing "from… to…" with "cong… dao…" 从⋯⋯到⋯⋯ 1 号 5 号 我 在 上海。
Expressing distance with "li" Place 1 + 离 + Place 2 + Adv. + 近 / 远 我 家 大学 很 近。
Expressing location with "zai... shang / xia / li" 在 + Place + 上 / 下 / 里 / 旁边 你 的 手机 桌子

B1 Giving directions

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Comparing "li" and "cong" 离 vs. 从 明天 开始,我 不 抽烟 了。