Jul 19, 2016 - 04:35 PM
Aug 10, 2016 - 04:19 AM
gōngchē jǐ diǎn dào zhèli / gōngchē jǐ diǎn zài zhèli dào
jǐ diǎn nǐ lái zhèli / jǐ diǎn nǐ zài zhèli lái
jǐ diǎn nǐ dào jǐudiàn / jǐ diǎn nǐ zài jǐudiàn dào
nǐ yào chī nǎli / nǐ yào zài nǎli chī
The first three using zài are incorrect because they indicate movement, whereas zài is used for static location.
The 4th one correctly uses zài. The alternative is incorrect because the location should go before the verb, and zài is obligatory. If something comes after chī it should be the object of that verb, i.e. the thing being eaten.
I was supposed to take HSK 1 exam this week but they moved it to next month :( Oh well..
Aug 11, 2016 - 03:07 PM
Jan 25, 2017 - 04:28 PM
As mentioned in Mandarin 1+2,at this stage, when in doubt, better place the location before the verb, except with a few verbs, among them verbs of movement like qù, or the two examples you have here.
Word order is one of the challenges of Mandarin, so congrats on working this out!