Getting around big cities or new places will, usually, mean that you need to ask someone for directions how to get somewhere. On the other hand maybe the taxi driver is not sure where you are going and you need to direct him/her. Make sure you know how to get to your destination!
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) How to give and understand key directions
(2) The way to talk about points of the compass
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
左手边：Left hand side
右手边：Right hand side
电影院在你左手边：The cinema/movie theatre is on your left hand side
银行在你右手边：The bank is on your right hand side
Cultural note: In China, people address other people 师傅 all the time, it does not necessarily relate to Kungfu.
However, it is a polite way to address someone who has specific experiences. Hence we address a taxi driver as 师傅。
前面右拐：Please turn right ahead
怎么走：How to go to somewhere?
请问公车站怎么走：How to go to bus stop, please?
直走，公车站在你右手边：Go straight, the bus stop is on your right hand side
Grammar note: In Chinese, when you are talking about points of the compass such as Northeast, it’s actually “East North”-东北。Southwest is “West South”-西南.
In other words, it is the opposite of the order in English.
超市怎么走：How to go to the supermarket?
过红绿灯：Pass the traffic light
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