Chinese grammar: Expressing existence with 有"you"

有 (yǒu) can mean "to have," but it’s also used to express existence.

The verb 有, "to have", can also be used to express existence. This is similar to saying "there is" or "there are" in English.

 Place + 有 +Object


Rìběn yǒu hěn duō zhōnɡɡuórén.
日本 有 很 多 中国人。
There are many Chinese people in Japan.

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