FSI Mandarin

Transportation, unit 2

Target list

到展览馆有没有直达车?没有。 坐一路车, 坐到西单换车。Is there a direct bus to the exhibition hall? No. Take the Number 1 bus; take it to Xīdān and change buses.
Dào zhǎnlǎnguǎn yǒu meiyou zhídáchē? Méiyou. Zuò Yīlù chē, zuò dào Xīdān huàn chē.
咱们在哪儿买票? 在车上买票。Where do we buy tickets? We buy tickets on the bus.
Zánmen zài nǎr mǎi piào? Zài chēshang mǎi piào.
好,现在走吧!Okay, let's go now!
Hǎo, xiànzài zǒu ba!
诶! 咱们不是坐过站了吧? 还没呢。下一站才下车。Hey! Haven't we gone past our stop? Not yet, We don't get off until the next stop.
Èi! Zánmen bú shi zuòguò zhàn le ba? Hái méi ne. Xià yízhàn cái xià chē.
劳驾,十五路汽车站在哪儿?就在那个路口儿上。Excuse me, where is the Number 15 bus stop? It's (just) on that corner.
Láojià, Shíwǔlù qìchēzhàn zài nǎr? Jiù zài nèigè lùkǒurshang.

Vocabulary

吧【ba】 tone softener
【cái】 then and only then, not until
公共汽车 【gōnggòngqìchē】public bus
·里【·li】 -in (locational ending)
【piào】 ticket; coupon; ballot; bank note; bill
汽车站【qìchēzhàn】 bus stop
【shàng】 on
上班【shàngbān】 go to work; start work; on duty
下班【xiàbān】 come or go off work; knock off
西单【xīdān】Xidan (district in Beijing)
咱们【zánmen】 we (including both the speaker and the person or persons spoken to)
展览馆【zhǎnlǎnguǎn】 exhibition hall
直达车【zhídáchē】 direct bus
坐到【zuòdào】 ride to
坐过【zuòguò】ride past
安定门 定【ānDìngmén】 Andingmen (place in Beijing)
比较【bǐjiào】 compare; contrast; <adv.> fairly; comparatively; relatively; quite; rather.
动物园【dòngwùyuán】 zoo.
两次【liǎngcì】 twice.
小(+name)【xiǎo】 little (+name) [familiar form of name]
熊猫【xióngmāo】 <zoology> panda.
展览【zhǎnlǎn】 put on display; exhibit; show.
这次【zhè(i)cì】 this time; present; current.