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Lesson 16

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises


Question: Tell your friend on the phone that you're still standing here waiting for him to come.

Hint 1 Hint 1   Use 正 在 V 着 O 呢 sentence pattern
Hint 2 Hint 2   站 着 等 着
Comments Answer  我 还 在 这 儿 站 着 等 着 你 来 呢 。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 我 还 站 在 这 儿 等 着 你 来 呢
wǒ hái zhàn zài zhèr děng zhe nǐ lái ne or 我 还 正 在 这 儿 站 着 等 着 你 来 呢 wǒ hái zhèngzài zhèr zhànzhe děng zhe nǐ lái ne. The sentence pattern S正在V着O呢 SzhèngzàiVzhe One implies that the action is still under way. In this case the actions of standing there and waiting are still going on. For instance, 我 正 在 给 您 作 饭 呢 wǒ zhèngzài gěi nín zuò fàn ne I am cooking the meal for you.
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