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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

(Video lesson: How to 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?

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 xì 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!
生词 (shēng cí)Vocabulary:
司 机(sī jī) n driver
堵 车(dŭ chē) n/v traffic jam/be stuck in the traffic jam

安全带(ān quán dài) n safety-belt

转 弯(zhuǎn wān) v turn

音 乐(yīn yuè) n music

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