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Sentence structure usually doesn't translate perfectly between languages. 「在」 should not be translated into English as is/are/am, but usually only one of the following: at in in a state of, or the suffix -ing expressing in the midst of doing an action In the sentence Mum and Dad are drinking tea. 媽媽和爸爸在喝茶。 the word are is omitted in idiomatic ...

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