Translation:Do they buy rice at the supermarket?
I know 'at the supermarket' is the more likely translation, but 'in the supermarket' feels like it could be correct too, such as if you are standing in a parking lot and the supermarket is within sight, and you are asking somebody where some people you both know are...?
Am I right or is 'in the supermarket' simply no good?
the chinese characters for buy and for the word sell are very similar, but different. Their pronunciation also differs slightly in tonality. M'ai is sell, and has a little cross through a line above the flat line found in the other character, and mai, in third tone a, is to buy.