Di fang 地方- Daily Mandarin Lesson

The Mandarin word for “place” is dìfang. This is a general word that can be used when talking about locations or areas within specific locales, such as cities.

Dìfang is made up of two characters: 地方. The first character 地 (dì) means "earth,” or “ground” and the second character 方 (fāng) means “a square,” or “quadrilateral.”

The literal translation of dìfang is “a square of earth.”
Examples of Difang

    Nǐ jiā zài Měiguó shénme dìfang?
    你家在美國甚麼地方?
    你家在美国什么地方?
    wher do you live in the USA?

    Zhōngguó yǒu piàoliang de dìfang.
    中國有漂亮的地方。
    中国有漂亮的地方。
    China has some beautiful places.

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