The Chinese word 旁边 refers to the side or vicinity of something or someone. It is commonly used to describe the location of an object or a person in relation to another object or person. For example, if someone asks you where the nearest restaurant is, you might say “餐厅在我家旁边” which means “the restaurant is next my home”. This word is frequently used in everyday conversations and is an essential vocabulary word for anyone learning Chinese.
Location: beside, aside
|我的书包在旁边||wǒ de shūbāo zài pángbiān||My backpack is next to me|
|他的座位在我的旁边||tā de zuòwèi zài wǒ de pángbiān||His seat is next to mine|
|这个超市就在我家旁边||zhège chāoshì jiù zài wǒ jiā pángbiān||This supermarket is right next to my house|
|我喜欢坐在窗户旁边看书||wǒ xǐhuān zuò zài chuānghù pángbiān kàn shū||I like to sit by the window and read|
|我们的公寓在公园旁边||wǒmen de gōngyù zài gōngyuán pángbiān||Our apartment is next to the park|
|他们正在旁边商量计划||tāmen zhèngzài pángbiān shāngliàng jìhuà||They are discussing their plans next to us|
|我们可以在河边旁边野餐||wǒmen kěyǐ zài hébiān pángbiān yěcān||We can have a picnic by the river|
|请把椅子放在桌子旁边||qǐng bǎ yǐzi fàng zài zhuōzi pángbiān||Please put the chair next to the table|
旁边 is part of HSK Level 2 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1.