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Conversation-打出租车(dǎ chū zū chē) Take a Taxi

Mar. 31, 2015

打出租车 (Dǎ chūzūchē) Take a Taxi

Sī jī: Zǎoshang hǎo. Huānyíng nín dào Běijīng lái. Nín yào qù nǎ?
司机:早上好。欢迎您到北京来。您要去哪?
Driver: Good morning! Welcome to Beijing. Can I help you?

Julia: Wǒ yào qù Běijīngjiŭdiàn. Wǒ kéyĭ bǎ xíngli fàng zài chē hòuxiāng ma?
Julia:我要去北京酒店。我可以把行李放在车后厢吗?
Julia: Could you take me to the Beijing Hotel? By the way, can I put my luggage in the trunk?

(Learn How to Book A Hotel in China Here.)


Sī jī: Dāngrán kéyĭ. wǒ lái bāng nín ba!
司机:当然可以。我来帮您吧!
Driver: Sure! Let me help you.

Sī jī: Kǒngpà wǒmen dŭchē le.
司机:恐怕我们堵车了。
Driver: I am afraid we are in a traffic jam.


Julia: Nà dàgài yào dŭ duōcháng shíjiān?

Julia:那大概要堵多长时间?
Julia: How long will we be held up?


Sī jī: Bù qīngchu. Yàobù wǒmen huàn yìtiáo lù zǒu ba! Zhèyàng dàgài èrshí fēnzhōng jiù néng dào le.

司机:不清楚。要不我们换一条路走吧!这样大概二十分钟就能到了。
Driver: I am not sure. Let’s take another route. It would take twenty minutes to get to your hotel.


Julia: Tài hǎo le!
Julia:太好了!
Julia: That’s great!

Sī jī: Qĭng nín jì hǎo ānquándài, wǒ yào zhuǎn wān le. Nín xiǎng tīng shōuyīnjī ma?
司机:请您系好安全带, 我要转弯了。您想听收音机吗?
Driver: Please fasten your belt. I’m making a turn now. Can I turn on the radio?

Julia: èn, kéyĭ yóudiǎn yīnyuè.
Julia:嗯,可以有点音乐。
Julia: Yea…let’s have some music.

Sī jī: Hǎo le, wǒmen dàole. Zhèshì nín de xiǎopiào, wŭshí kuài.
司机:好了,我们到了。这是您的小票,五十块。
Driver: Here we are! Fifty yuan please and here is your receipt.

Julia: Gěi nín qián, zàijiàn.
Julia:给您钱,再见。
Julia: OK. Here is the money. Bye!

Sī jī: Nín zǒu hǎo. Zàijiàn.
司机:您走好。再见。
Driver: You have a good day. Bye!

(Learn useful Chinese to survive everyday life in China.)

生词 (Shēngcí)Vocabulary:

司机 (Sījī) n driver

堵车 (Dŭchē) n/v traffic jam/be stuck in the traffic jam

安全带 (Ānquándài) n safety-belt

转弯 (Zhuǎnwān) v turn

音乐 (Yīnyuè) n music

(Enjoy music? Learn Chinese through songs!)

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