Whats the difference between 那 and 哪？
哪means where. for example "她在哪儿？"means"where is she?"
那 means there. for example "她在那儿" means "she is there."
这 means this
那 means that
哪 means which
这儿/这里 means here
那儿/那里 means there
哪儿/哪里 means where
Whats the difference between 那 and 哪? So far it appears completely arbitrary the use of one or another.
Pay attention to the tones ;)
那 is pronounced nà and means "that", so 那里 (nàlǐ) means "there".
哪 is pronounced nǎ and means "which" or "where", so 哪里 (nǎlǐ) or 哪儿 (nǎr) means "where".
To put it very simply, 那/na4 means 'there, that etc', 哪/na3 means 'where, which etc'.
As i understand it, 那里 is simply 'there' and 哪里 is 'where'.
If you want more of a memory aid, the etymology of 哪 includes both 那 and 口, meaning a mouth or opening.
Oh i didnt see your comment! Sorry
Is there a difference between 那里 and 那儿?
No de needed! Should be accepted
Would it be acceptable to write 他兒子在那裡 instead of 他的兒子在那裡？
Yes. In fact, the 的 is usually dropped for family and other close relationships.
I got same correct answer
i wrote 她儿子在那儿 and...