处在chǔ zài

be in

Meaning

Primary Meaning:

be in

Mnemonic:

The manager of the bureau (处) knew there a spy existed (在) in the bureau but could no pinpoint which division the spy was in.


Alternative Meaning:

to find oneself at

Reading

Mnemonic:

It's difficult to choose (chǔ) the best options sometimes (z) when what you see with your eyes (ài) aren't always what they seem.


Alternative Reading:

chu3 zai4 and chu zai

Characters

Character:

and

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