Getting around any city in China can be a challenge. Traffic will probably be busy most of the day, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. So, what’s the best way to get around? Ensure you can discuss or suggest some options with your colleagues and friends…
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) To talk about different transport options to get to your destination
(ii) How to suggest an alternative mode of transportation
Two colleagues are on their way to a meeting:
(zài lù shàng)
(on the road)
Xiàn zài dōu qī diǎn le, zán men hái yǒu bàn xiǎo shí jiù yào chí dào le.
It’s already seven o’clock. We need to be there in half an hour. We are going to
Xiàn zài zhèng shì shàng bān gāo fēng qī. Zán men zuì hǎo hái shì bié dǎ chē.
Hmm, now is the rush hour, we’d better not take a taxi.
Duì, zuì haǒ shì zuò dì tiě ba. Dì tiě zuì kuài.
Right, it’s best to take the Underground. The Underground is the quickest.
Hǎo nà zán men kuài zǒu ba.
Okay, let’s go then.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
半小时：half an hour
迟到：be late for
打车：take a taxi
坐地铁：take the Underground
The difference between ‘咱们’ and ‘我们’ is that the former refers to you and the person you are talking with, whilst the latter can refer to you and someone else, not including the person you are talking with.
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