Chinese Grammar: Lesson: Expressing “among” with 其中 and 当中
Among all the Chinese learners, Lupishu think he's the cleverest!
At last, Lupishu, among the dragons, is the one who speaks the best Chinese! One thing for sure!
Generally, 其中 will emphasize among the things above-mentioned, and only. 其中 can’t be used for describing a process. On the other hand, 当中 will emphasize more on a situation, a process. It's not easy to get, at first sight, so let's dig into the general use of 其中 and 当中.
Expressing “among” with 其中
其中 emphasize "among the past” things we are talking about. It indicates something which belongs to the group.
You can understand it as “of which” in English.
Category/Context + 其中
Expressing "among" with 当中
Use 当中 for describing a process, a group of people, or an activity. It simply means “among” in a certain range. Literally, it means "in the middle of".
Group/Process/Activity + 当中
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