I am starting to understand how to say basic noun phrases and such in Chinese, and have seen this article on Chinese word order, showing word order with verb being something like:
But how do you organize the words for extremely complex statements (in English) like these?
- My big brother's potentially precious book on the table below the TV by the bed.
- That book at the store by the place in the mall with the two guards.
You can start adding participles/gerunds (in English), but I don't know if that counts as adding verbs to these structures. But something like this comes to mind:
- That thing at the place where we stood outside all night under the stars.
- That thing standing in the middle of the road with everyone honking their horns while they were stopped in traffic.
Does that count as a non-verbed noun phrase? I am not really sure what this is structured like in English totally, but how would you do these sentences in Chinese (with Pinyin and ideally a literal English gloss)? I am curious to know mainly how the English prepositions are handled in these verbless phrases. Wondering if there is a preferred or particular word order, or if there are multiple ways of doing it.