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Is my sentence correct? "When you come to my house, you first have to take the train, get out of it at the 3° station, and then take the bus n°60. My house is in front of the supermarket."

"你来我家的时候, 你要坐火车, zài3 火车站下车, 然后你换60路公共汽车. 我家zài超市前边."

I'm sorry for "zài", I can't write it with my phone... I don't know why...

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By "3° station" do you mean "3rd stop"? –  Rephinx Apr 30 at 9:08
    
Yes exactly, is it ok?? –  Chiara Apr 30 at 9:15
    
@Chiara Nobody uses that in China... Say 第三个站. –  user58955 Apr 30 at 10:26
    
@Chiara you can say 在第三站下车. –  Rephinx Apr 30 at 11:57

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When you come to my house, 你来我房子的时候, you first have to take the train, 首先要坐火车, get out of it at the 3° station, 在第三个站下, and then take the bus n°60. 然后坐 N60 路。 My house is in front of the supermarket. 我的房子在超市的前面。

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Ok, just a thing: in your last sentence you have put 的 and 面 instead of 边. Is " 的" necessary? Do 面 and 边 have a different meaning and when should I prefer one instead of the other? –  Chiara Apr 30 at 10:39
    
In this case, you can replace 面 with 边. 前面, 前边, 左面, 左边. The different is 面 means face to, 边 means aside. –  mikespook Apr 30 at 10:49

If you need a more like English translation, here it is: (The ultimate translation is not necessarily doing it literally, that was what I learned from translation graduate school :)

"你来我家的时候, 你要坐火车, 在第三站下车, 然后你换60路公共汽车. 我家就在超市前边."

Before you come to my house, you'll need to take the train, then transfer to #60 bus at 3rd stop. My house is in front of the supermarket.

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So, in your opinion, all my sentences are correct exept the third one? Do i have to put "de" as Mikespook suggested before the last word? –  Chiara Apr 30 at 16:52
    
With or without the "de" would both work. –  ChineseHulu.com Apr 30 at 17:03
    
Great thank you very much! Last question, are you native speaker? –  Chiara Apr 30 at 17:06
    
Yes I'm a native speaker for more than 30 years! :) –  ChineseHulu.com May 6 at 15:30

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