The verb 有 (yǒu), which means "to have," can also be used to express existence. This is similar to saying "there is" or "there are" in English.
Literally, this structure expresses that a place "has" a thing, which is to say, that thing is in the place.
Place + 有 + Obj.
Wǒ jiā yǒu hěn duō xiǎo gǒu.
There are a lot of puppies in my home.
- 我們學校有很多帥哥 。
Wǒmen xuéxiào yǒu hěn duō shuàigē.
There are a lot of cute guys in our school.
Rìběn yǒu hěn duō Zhōngguó rén.
There are many Chinese people in Japan.
Nǐ jiā yǒu niúnǎi ma?
Is there milk in your house?
Zhèlǐ yǒu yī gè wèntí.
There is a problem here.
Fángjiān lǐ yǒu rén ma?
Is there anyone in the room?
Bēizi lǐ yǒu shuǐ ma?
Is there any water in the cup?
Wǒ de shǒujī lǐ yǒu nǐ de hàomǎ.
Your number is in my cell phone.
Xiànzài bàngōngshì lǐ yǒu rén ma?
Is there anyone in the office now?
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