Today’s word of the day is 边 (biān) which means ‘side’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 边 (biān).
那边 (nà biān) There
The first word is 那边 (nà biān) which means ‘there’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 那 means that and 边 means side. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你那边天气怎么样? (Nǐ nà biān tiānqì zěnme yàng?) What is the weather like over there? You can ask someone this when you are talking to them on the phone and they are in a different location to you.
身边 (shēn biān) At one's side
Another word we can create with 边 (biān) is 身边 (shēn biān). This means ‘at one’s side’ Let’s again look at each character of this word, 身 means body and 边means side. A way of using it in a sentence is 我会陪在你身边。(Wǒ huì péi zài nǐ shēnbiān.) I will be by your side.
旁边 (páng biān) Beside
Finally, we can create the word 旁边 (páng biān) which means beside. A way of using it in a sentence is 坐在你旁边的人是谁？(Zuò zài nǐ pángbiān de rén shì shéi?) Who is the person sitting beside you?