If you are travelling around looking to find your friends, colleagues or, maybe, business associates, it’s important you can tell them where you are. Or, if they tell you where they are, you’ll certainly need to be sure you can find them!

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) How to say different locations in Chinese

(2) How to identify locations

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

邮局:Post Office


超市;Supermarket—short version of超级市场


今天超热:It’s super-hot today


书店:Book Store



公交车站:Bus-stop—or short version: 公车站

地铁:Underground train, subway

地铁站:Underground train station

餐馆:Restaurant. There are lots of ways to say restaurant in Chinese;

餐馆,饭馆, 餐厅all mean restaurant

电影院:Movie theatre/cinema

前面:In front of

超市在你前面:The supermarket is in front of you

街对面:Across the street

超市在公交站的街对面:The supermarket is across the street from the bus-station

图书馆在邮局的街对面:The library is across the street from the post-office

邮局在超市后面: The post –office is behind the supermarket

旁边:Next to

邮局在超市旁边:The post-office is next to the supermarket

公车站在餐馆旁边:The bus-stop is next to the restaurant

Grammar note 1:

( ) 在 ( ) 旁边。(Something) is next to (something)

挨着:Another way to say “next to”

Grammar note 2:

( ) 挨着 ( )

( ) 和 ( )挨着

They both mean ( ) is next to the ( ).


超市挨着邮局 or 超市和邮局挨着 The supermarket is next to the post-office

我和你挨着:I am next to you

银行在图书馆和公车站中间:The bank is between the library and the bus-stop

Grammar note 3:

(A) 在 (B) 和(C)中间: (A) is between (B) and (C)


图书馆在公车站附近:The library is near the bus-stop Facebook Finding your way around Chinese cities can be both fun and useful.

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Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.

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