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Comment: Beside as a preposition can mean 1) next to, at the side; 2) in comparison; 3) at the same level; 4) and it is used in idiomatic phrases such as beside the point (irrelevant) or beside oneself (very emotional). It can also mean sometimes mean besides, which is another preposition with different meanings.

My wallet looks worn beside this new one. I guess I need a new one. 

我 的 钱 包 与 这 个 新 的 相 比 很 破 旧 , 我 觉 得 我 需 要 一 个 新 的 。

Wo3 de qian2bao1 yu3 zhe4ge xin1de xiang1bi3 hen3 po4jiu4, wo3 jue2de wo3 xu1yao4 yi2ge xin1 de.

Zhang MengJessie WangShao JingxianCao HuiZhang Ning
KenJenniferJeremy

There's a large house, beside the school, with a beautiful red door. 

学 校 旁 边 有 一 所 大 房 子 , 它 有 一 扇 很 漂 亮 的 红 门 。

Xue2xiao4 pang2bian you3 yi4 suo3 da4 fang2zi, ta1 you3 yi2 shan4 hen3 piao4liang de hong2 men2.

Liu Yu RongCheng HongDu FengLi ChunjiangGu Zheng
RickMaggyFrank

The gray one looks dull beside the white one. 

灰 色 与 白 色 相 比 不 清 爽 。

Hui1se4 yu3 bai2se4 xiang1 bi3 bu4 qing1shuang3.

Cao LihongTan LiWang WenjingLi ChunjiangRen ShuangNa ZitaZhang Zhida
AprilRickKen

That's beside the point. It doesn't matter, we have to provide service anyway. 

这 不 是 我 们 谈 论 的 话 题 , 这 并 不 重 要 , 无 论 如 何 我 们 都 要 提 供 服 务 。

Zhe4 bu2 shi4 wo3men tan2lun4 de hua4ti2 zhe4 bing4 bu4 zhong1yao4, wu2lun4ru2he2 wo3men dou1 yao4 ti2gong1 fu2wu4.

Cao LihongTan LiWang WenjingLi ChunjiangRen ShuangNa ZitaZhang Zhida
AprilRickKen

There's a large house beside the school. 

学 校 旁 边 有 一 所 大 房 子 。

Xue2xiao4 pang2bian you3 yi4 suo3 da4 fang2zi.

Da DiFeng XieZheng HaotianLiu Weihong
CricketAustinNick
Beside · 1

That's beside the point, it's the facts that matter.  (can also be translated as - it's the truth that matters.)

与 那 个 无 关 , 它 与 事 实 有 关 系 。

Yu3 na4ge4 wu2guan1, ta1 yu3 shi4shi2 you3 guan1xi.

Wang YongZhang MengJin YanGao Mingjiang
CricketAustinNick

Come and sit beside me. 

过 来 坐 在 我 旁 边 。

Guo4lai2 zuo4 zai4 wo3 pang2bian1.

Zhang MengJessie WangLi ZhenCao Hui
DavidAbbie

She was beside herself with worry when the mail didn't come.  (this is oral, if it were written, the sentence would start as 邮 件 还 没 到 , 她 着 急 的 发 狂 。 You2jian4 hai2 mei2 dao4, ta1 zhao1ji2 de fa1kuang2.)

她 的 邮 件 没 到 , 她 忍 不 住 焦 虑 起 来 。

Ta1 de you2jian4 mei2 dao4, ta1 ren3bu2zhu4 jiao1lu~4 qi3lai.

Zhang MengJessie WangShao JingxianCao HuiZhang Ning
KenJenniferJeremy

Go get the tan book beside the monitor, would you? 

去 把 监 视 器 旁 边 的 黄 褐 色 书 拿 来 , 好 吗 ?

Qu4 ba3 jian1shi4qi4 pang2bian1 de huang2he4se4 shu1 na2 lai2, hao3 ma?

Zhang MengJessie WangShao JingxianCao HuiZhang Ning
KenJenniferJeremy

I know I put the stapler right here beside the FAX machine, but it's not there now. 

我 明 明 记 得 我 把 订 书 器 放 在 这 台 传 真 机 旁 边 了 , 但 是 现 在 却 不 在 了 。

Wo3 ming2ming2 ji1de2 wo3 ba3 ding4shu1qi4 fang4zai4 zhe4 tai2 chuan2zhen1ji1 pang2bian1r le, dan4shi4 xian4zai4 que4 bu2 zai4 le.

Shao DanniLiu Yu RongShao JingxianWang WenjingJi Xiaozhe
KenJenniferJeremy
Beside · 2

She was beside herself with worry when the mail didn't come. 

信 还 没 到 , 她 急 疯 了 。

Xin4 hai2 mei2 dao4, ta1 ji2 feng1 le.

Cao LihongTan LiWang WenjingLi ChunjiangRen ShuangNa ZitaZhang Zhida
AprilRickKen

He was beside himself with anger after he lost the game. 

比 赛 输 了 后 , 他 气 疯 了 。

Bi3sai4 shu1 le hou4, ta1 qi4 feng1 le.

Cao LihongTan LiWang WenjingLi ChunjiangRen ShuangNa ZitaZhang Zhida
AprilRickKen

You can hang a shower curtain beside the bathtub to prevent the water splashing out. 

你 可 以 在 浴 盆 边 挂 一 个 浴 帘 , 避 免 水 溅 出 来 。

Ni3 ke3yi3 zai4 yu4pen2bian1 gua4 yi2 ge4 yu4lian2, bi4mian3 shui3 jian4chu1lai2.

Zhang MengWang JunZhang XiaoweiZhang LiLiu JinzheZhu Mengxi
KarenDaveJeremyFrank

Along came a spider and sat down beside her, and frightened Miss Muffet away.  (literally -- a spider climbed toward her and stopped beside her, Miss Muffet was frightened into running. Note the use of bei4. Guo4lai2 indicates the direction of pa2 - toward; if away it would be guo4qu4. )

一 只 蜘 蛛 爬 过 来 停 在 她 旁 边 , Muffet 小 姐 被 吓 跑 了 。

Yi4 zhi1 zhi1zhu1 pa2 guo4lai2 ting2 zai4 ta1 pang2bian1, Muffet xiao3jie3 bei4 xia4 pao3 le.

Lin QingZhang XiutingWang WenjingLi ChunjiangZhang Zhida
JamesMaggy

There is a well beside the house. 

房 子 旁 边 有 一 口 井 。

Fang2zi pang2bian1 you3 yi4 kou3 jing3.

Jiang JieGu ChunleiMeng SichenPan Zilong
CashmeiraLynn




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