taske ≔ x1 thirsts for x2; x1 needs/wants drink/fluid/lubrication x2
mi taske = I (am) thirsty = 我 wo3 (I) 口 kou3 (mouth) 渴 ke3 .
So now we know, that thirsty is taske 渴, water is djacu 水, drink is pinxe 喝, hungry is xagji 饿, food is cidja 食物, and eat is citka 吃. And we know pee is pinca 尿, next we'll have to learn piss and shit.
Note that in Chinese, both 食 and 吃 means eat. 吃 is common, as in “i want to eat” or “i'm eating”. 食 is more used in writings.
The word 物 means object. We have food = 食物(eat object) and animal = 动物(moving object).
djacu = water = 水 shui3 .
djacu ≔ x1 is made of/contains/is a quantity/expanse of water; (adjective:) x1 is aqueous/[aquatic]
mi pinxe le djacu = I drink water = 我 wo3 喝 he1 水 shui3.
zvati = at/present = 在 zai4
zvati ≔ x1 (object/event) is at/attending/present at x2 (event/location)
le danlu cu zvati ma = animal at where? (where is the/that animal) = 动物 dong4wu4 (animal) 在 zai4 (at/present) 那 na3 (where)?
zvati means “'exist at'/present”, similar to the chinese 在. “ma” is the place holder for unknown sumti.
In Chinese, 那 means “where” or “that”, depending on the tone. In third tone , it means where. In 4th tone , it means there.