FSI Mandarin

Transportation, unit 3

Target list

我要坐计程车到火车站去。I want to take a taxi to the train station.
Wǒ yào zuò jìchéngchē dào huǒchēzhàn qù.
我只有这两件行李。 好,我把行李放在前边。I have only these two suitcases. Okay, I'll put the suitcases in front.
Wǒ zhǐ yǒu zhè liǎngjiàn xíngli. Hǎo, wǒ bǎ xíngli fàng zai qiánbian.
你开的太快了!You are driving too fast!
Nǐ kāide tài kuài le!
他开车,开的不快。He doesn't drive fast.
Tā kāi chē, kāide bú kuài.
我们有时间,来得及。We have time. We can make it in time.
Wǒmen yǒu shíjiān, láidejí.
请慢一点开。Please drive a little slower.
Qǐng màn yìdiǎn kāi.
别开那么快!Don't drive so fast!
Bié kāi nàme kuài!
你在前边那个银行停一下。Please stop at that bank up ahead for a moment.
Qǐng ni zài qiánbian nèige yínháng tíng yíxià.
不用找了。Keep the change.
Bú yòng zhǎo le.

Vocabulary

把【bǎ】 hold; grasp; (prepositional verb, indicates the direct object)
【bié】 leave; part; other; another; difference; distinction; differentiate; distinguish; fasten with a pin or clip; stick in; don't.
不用【bùyòng】 need not
出租汽车【chūzūqìchē】 taxi; cab (PRC)
【fàng】 put
火车站【huǒchēzhàn】 railway station.
·件【·jiàn】 item (suitcases or clothing)
计程车【jìchéngqchē】 taxi (ROC)
【kāi】 drive (a vehicle)
【kuài】 fast; quick; rapid; speed
来不及【láibují】 there's not enough time (to do sth.); it's too late (to do sth.).
来得及【láidejí】 there's still time; be able to do sth. in time; be able to make it.
【màn】 slow; postpone; defer; supercilious; rude.
那么【nàme】 like that; in that way; about; or so; <conj.> then; in that case; such being the case.
汽车【qìchē】 automobile; motor vehicle; car.
时间【shíjiān】 (the concept of) time; (the duration of) time; (a point in) time.
【tíng】 stop; cease; halt; pause
行李【xínglǐ】 luggage; baggage.
一下【yīxià】 one time; once; in a short while; all at once; all of a sudden.
怎么【zěnme】 (interrogative pronoun); how (can it be that).
这么【zhème】 so; such; this way; like this.
吃饭【chīfàn】 eat; have a meal; keep alive; make a living.
尽量【jìnliàng】do all one can
老 (+name) 【lǎo】 old (+name) [familiar nickname for an older person among close friends]
摩托车【mótuōchē】 motorcycle.
拿出去【náchúqu】 take smth. out
【sòng】give as a present; see sb. off or out; accompany
正好【zhènghǎo】 just in time; just right; just enough