"What's in the refrigerator?"


December 2, 2017



什么在冰箱里? Is this also right?

December 2, 2017

  • 1496

YES, but, by putting 什么 up front in the sentence, your sentence is more common when there may be something unexpected in the fridge, or when your emphasis is on the location.

December 23, 2017


I dont think so.

January 3, 2018


Would the sentance still make sense without 里?

June 23, 2018

  • 1496

Outside the exercise I would say YES BUT the size and volume of the container may determine how natural it sounds without 里.

Also, if you take the containers as abstract symbols, for statistics maybe, then it is also fine to leave out 里 and thus to focus on the kinds of the object.

December 7, 2018

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    冰箱里有什么? My science experiment - mouldy cultures on Moo Goo Gai Pan take away.

    June 6, 2018


    Can someone please explain why “ 里 ” is located where it is in the sentence? Is "牛奶在冰箱里“ written correctly?

    December 6, 2018

    • 1496

    No problem in 牛奶在冰箱里.

    里 is a noun here, not a preposition nor postposition. It is modified by 冰箱. 冰箱里 is a compound word “icebox's inside”.

    December 7, 2018


    Would 在冰箱里是什么 be acceptable?

    March 27, 2019
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