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zhōng jiān
n. among, between, in between; center, middle; in the course, on the way
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中间 refers to one or several person(s) or objects within a certain range or surrounding area.
在我卧室的中间有一张床。 [phr] There is a bed in the middle of my bedroom.
我睡在爸爸妈妈中间。 [phr] I slept between mother and father.
他蹲在一堆草中间。 [phr] He squats in a pile of grass.

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