Short Guide #9: Talking about Traffic in Chinese
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Bùhǎo yìsi, qǐngwèn nǐ zhīdào zěnme qu gōngjiāo chēzhàn mā?

不好意思,请问你知道怎么去公交车站吗?

Excuse me, do you know how to get to the bus station?

Zhèshì qù Běijīng de huǒchē mā?

这是去北京的火车吗?

Is this the train for Beijing?

Wǒ xūyào jiào liàng chūzūchē.

我需要叫辆出租车。

I need to take a taxi.

Zhètiáo shì qù jīchǎng de lù mā?

这条是去机场的路吗?

Is this the road to to the airport?

Nǐ kěyǐ kāi kuàidiǎn mā? Wǒmen yǐjīng hěn chí le.

你可以开快点吗?我们已经很迟了。

Can you go faster? We are very late now.

Wǒ bùnéng dǎpò shísù xiànzhì, dàochù dōushì jǐngchá.

我不能打破时速限制,到处都是警察。

I can’t break the speed limit, police are everywhere.

Zhízǒu, ránhòu yòuguǎi, ránhòu zǒu zuǒbiān nàtiáo lù bì kāi jiāotōng.

直走,然后右拐,然后走左边那条路避开交通。

Go straight, then turn right, then take the left road to avoid traffic. 

Qǐng gěi wǒ liǎngzhāng qù Běijīng de piào.

请给我两张去北京的票。

Please give me two tickets to Beijing. 

Wǒmen mǎi hǎo piào le.

我们买好票了。

We bought our tickets. 

Wǒmen zuò gōngjiāochē lái, wǒmen hái méiyǒu chē.

我们坐公交车来,我们还没有车。

We came by bus, we don’t have a car yet.

Wǒ děng gōngjiāochē děngle hěnjiǔ.

我等公交车等了很久。

I had to wait a long time for the bus. 

Wǒmen zài lùshàng dǔle hǎo jǐgè xiǎoshí.

我们在路上堵了好几个小时。

We spent hours in the traffic jams.

 

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