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上 as a verb could mean "go to" (i.e. could be replaced with 去 without change in meanings) and "ascend/board" which could be understand as go up onto since the floor of vehicles are generally higher and require a upward movement. Anyway, in phrases such as 上卧室, 上 just means "go to". In 上厕所, 上 could mean "go to", but more often it contains the meaning of ...


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上 and 下, the original meaning is up and down, as adverbs. They are very frequently used as verb. (1) The original meaning, for example, 上山砍柴,下河捞鱼。 (2) The social level, for example, 上得了厅堂,下得了厨房。 (3) The begin and end, for example, 上课,下课,上车,下车。 (4) The geometric sense as in map, for example, 北上,南下。 (5) To participate, for example, ...


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Perhaps the differences between Chinese and American (though I'm not sure where you live) educational system is responsible for your confusion. It seems that in the US,students go to different classrooms in different periods,and your classmates may vary too.But in east asia,every student belongs to a group called 班级.Unlike in the US,a 班级 has only one ...



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