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乘公共汽车 (chéng gōng gòng qì chē) Take a bus

Mar. 31, 2015

Qĭngwèn, qù Zhōngguāncūn ma?
A: 请问,     去    中关村             吗?
Excuse me, does the bus go to Zhongguancun?

Dào, Shànglái ba. Nĭmen cóng tĭyù dàxué xiàchē, ránhòu zài huàn chē.
B: 到, 上来       吧,你们    从     体育  大学   下车,然后    再   换    车。
Yes. Please aboard! You can get off at Beijing Sports University bus stop, then transfer there.

qǐngwèn dàoshíhou huàn jǐ lù chē?
A: 请问        到时候       换    几 路 车?
Which bus should we change to then, please?

Sānliùwŭ, jiŭbáèr dōu xíng.
B: 365、        982      都   行。
Bus No. 365 or bus No. 982 will both be OK.

Situational Dialogue

Gāng shàngchē de chéngkè qĭng shuākă, méi kă de chéngkè qĭng măipiào.
A: 刚      上车         的   乘客      请     刷卡,  没  卡  的   乘客      请
买票

Passengers who have just got on the bus please swipe your IC cards or buy your tickets.
Shīfu, măi liăngzhāng piào dào qiánmén.
B: 师傅,买   两张            票,到    前门。
Excuse me, two tickets to Qianmen, please.

Zhè chē bú dào qiánmén, nĭmen kéyĭ zài zuò liăngzhàn xiàchē, huàn qíèrliù lù, zhíjiē jiù dào qiánmén le.
A: 这    车  不  到    前门,    你们  可以 再  坐   两站        下车, 换      726  路,直接 就 到    前门     了。
The bus doesn’t go to Qianmen. You may go two more stops and then change to bus No.726. It goes straight to Qianmen.

Xièxiè.
B: 谢谢。
Thank you.

You may be interested in more conversation that takes place on the bus

Measure word

In Chinese language, a numeral alone cannot function as an attribute but must be combined with a measure word inserted between the numeral and the noun it modifies.

Examples:

两张票 two tickets

一个人 one person

两家商店 two shops

一本书 one book

三幅地图 three maps


Learn some more measure words and get to know how to use them by taking some quiz:

Learn Chinese Measure Word “家(jiā)”

Measure Word Mix-Up: “对(duì)” and “双(shuāng)”

Chinese Mini-Test: I bought a book. (Beginner)

Measure words for Chinese currency

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