If someone needs to know your address or even which province or city you are staying in, are you able to tell them? On the other hand, if you want to ask someone where they come from, make sure you know how to ask in the correct way!
In this Podcast you will learn:
(1) How to say province, city, district
(2) How to ask for and answer about an address
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
中国有23 个省：China has 23 provinces
海淀区：Haidian District, one of the districts in Beijing
朝阳区：Chaoyang District, one of the districts in Beijing
Cultural note 1:
When dealing with addresses, the practice in China is to follow the pattern of: country, province, municipality, town, street or road, building name, floor/level, house/flat number, company name, addressee. This is the most common way to use addresses when posting something or writing to someone within China.
Example, 中国广东省广州市东风路250号4栋502 : China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou City, Dongfeng Road No. 250, Building 4, Room 502
Cultural note 2:
China has 4 municipalities, namely: Beijing (北京), Chongqing (重庆), Shanghai（上海）and Tianjin（天津）. They are directly under the administration of the central government. A municipality has the same political, economic and jurisdictional rights as a province.
图书馆的地址是什么：What is the address of the library?
图书馆的地址是南京北路1号：The library’s address is No.1 Nanjing Bei Road
Or 图书馆在南京北路1号：The library is at No.1 Nanjing Bei Road
你住哪里？：Where do you live?
你住哪（儿）：Casual way to ask you live
我住朝阳区：I live in Chaoyang District
你住朝阳区哪里：Where in Chaoyang District do you live?
我住朝阳区静安路：I live in Jingan Road, Chaoyang District
你住几层几号？In which number and on which floor do you live?
我住13(层)3号：I live at No 3, on the 13th floor
我住13(楼)3号：I live at No 3, on the 13th floor
Grammar note: 层and楼 both mean floor here and are interchangeable
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