China is such a big country that you’ll need to use some form of transportation to get around; maybe a bus, train or plane. Whichever mode you use, be sure you know how to ask/tell others just how you are going to get from “A” to “B”.
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) The names of some common forms of transportation
(2) How to talk about travelling via such transportation means
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
Cultural note: there are quite a few ways to say bicycle in Chinese. 自行车is the most common way; in southern China, people will say 单车, whereas in Taiwan, people will say 脚踏车.
骑自行车：Ride a bike
坐公车：Ride a bus
我要坐602路公车：I will take the No. 602 bus
坐地铁：Take the underground/subway
打车：Take a taxi
打的：The other way to say take the taxi
我打车去地铁站：I will take a taxi to the underground/subway station
我走路去地铁站：I walk to the underground/subway station
坐火车：Take the train
我坐火车去上海：I will take the train to Shanghai
我坐飞机去上海：I will take the plane to Shanghai
我开车去上海：I will drive to Shanghai
Grammar note: 坐is a common verb when you are talking about transportation. Except for when saying bicycle, you can use 坐 to match with different transportation.