Usually, we use structure “someone/something +在+ location” to describe someone or something is in a certain place. Besides this structure, we can also another one to describe it. The new structure is “location + verb着+ someone/something”
Let’s compare these two structures:
Something +在+ Location → Location + verb着+ something
沙发 在 客厅的中间→ 客厅的中间 放着 沙发。
Fang Fang holds the newspaper in her hands.
Fāng fāng de shǒu shàng názhe bàozhǐ.
Martin and Yang Jie are sitting on the sofa.
Shāfā shàng zuòzhe mǎdīng hé yáng jié.
The car is parked outside the window.
Chuānghù de wài mian tíngzhe chē.
There is an envelope on the table.
Zhuōzi shàng fàngzhe yīgè xìnfēng.
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