Lesson 30


Asking for Directions

Dialogue 1

Where is the subway?

Qǐng wèn dì tiě zhàn zài nǎ ?
“Excuse me, where is the subway station?”
请问地铁站在哪?
 
Yī zhí wǎng qián zǒu rán hòu dì yī gè hóng lǜ dēng zuǒ zhuǎn
“Just go straight forward, and then turn left at the first traffic light.”
一直往前走,然后第一个红绿灯左转。
 
Xiè xiè
“Thank you.”
谢谢。
 
Bù kè qì
“You’re welcome.”
不客气。

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Dialogue 2

How do I get to...?

Nín hǎo qǐng wèn sān lǐ tún zěn me zǒu ?
“Hello, excuse me, how do I get to Sanlitun?”
您好,请问三里屯怎么走?  
 
Sān lǐ tún hěn yuǎn Nǐ zài qián biān zuò sì shí bā lù gōng gòng qì chē rán hòu zài sān lǐ tún zhàn xià chē  
“It’s very far from here. You can take the No. 48 bus over there, and then get off at Sunlitun stop.”
三里屯很远。你在前边坐 48 路公共汽车,然后在三里屯站下车。
 
Xiè xiè nín
“Thank you.”
谢谢您!
 
Bù kè qì
“You’re welcome.”
不客气。

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Dialogue 3

When will the next bus arrive?

Jī chǎng dà bā zài zhè yǒu zhàn ma ?
“Is this a stop for the airport bus?”
机场大巴在这有站吗?
 
Yǒu 。
“Yes.”
有。
 
Xià yī bān chē shén me shí hòu lái ?
“When will the next bus arrive?”
下一班车什么时候来?
 
Shí fēn zhōng hòu
“In ten minutes.”
10 分钟后。
 
Liǎng zhāng piào xiè xiè
“Two tickets, thank you.”
两张票,谢谢!

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Vocabulary

zhàn station, stop
yī zhí go straight, continue 一直
wǎng   go, toward  
qián forward, front
zǒu walk
rán hòu then 然后
dì yī the first 第一
hóng lǜ dēng traffic lights 红绿灯
zuǒ left
yòu right
zhuǎn turn
sān lǐ tún Sanlitun 三里屯
yuǎn far
jìn near, close
qián biān   front, ahead 前边
No. of bus
xià chē get off 下车
shàng chē   get on 上车
jī chǎng airport   机场
dà bā bus 大巴
xià next
fēn zhōng   minute 分钟
hòu after, later  

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