FSI Mandarin

Transportation, unit 5

Target list

我想到南京去看看。你计划哪天去? 明天或是后天去都可以。I would like to go to Nánjīng to look around. What day do you plan to go? Tomorrow and (or) the day after are both possible.
Wǒ xiǎng dào Nánjīng qù kànkan. Nǐ jìhuà něitiān qù? Míngtiān huòshi hòutiān qù dōu kěyi.
上海离南京有多远? 有两百五十多公里。How far is Shànghǎi from Nánjīng? It's over 250 kilometers.
Shànghǎi lí Nánjīng yǒu duō yuǎn? Yǒu liǎngbǎiwǔshiduō gōnglǐ.
坐火车要走多少时候?要走四个半小时。How long does it take to go by train? It takes four and half hours.
Zuò huǒchē yào zǒu duōshǎo shíhou? Yào zǒu sìge bàn xiǎoshí.
这是我第一次到南京去。以前没去过。This will be the first time I have gone to Nánjīng. I haven't gone there before.
Zhèi shi wǒ dìyīcì dào Nánjīng qù. Yǐqián méi qùguo.
半个小时够了。Half an hour is enough.
Bànge xiǎoshí gòu le.
我希望下午离开这儿。十三点零五分有一趟特快。I hope to leave here in the afternoon. There's an express at 1305.
Wǒ xīwàng xiàwǔ líkāi zhèr. Shísāndiǎn líng wǔfēn yǒu yítàng tèkuài.

Vocabulary

半【bàn】 half; semi-; in the middle; halfway; very little; the least bit; partly; about half.
·次【·cì】 occasion; time
大概【dàgài】probably; approximate; general idea; broad outline; general; rough; most likely; presumably.
打算【dǎsuàn】 plan; intend.
第一次【dìyīcì】 first; first time.
·多【·duō】 many; much; more than
公里【gōnglǐ】 kilometre (km.).
【gòu】 enough; sufficient
或是【huòshì】 (conj) either X or Y.
或者【huòzhě】 perhaps; maybe; or; either...or....
计划【jìhuà】 plan; project; program; map out.
看看【kànkan】 see; look around; sight-see; visit
离开【líkāi】 leave; depart from; deviate from.
·趟【·tàng】 (counter for bus or train trips, etc)
特快【tèkuài】 <transport> express.
小时【xiǎoshí】 hour.
希望【xīwàng】 hope; wish; expect.
【yào】 must, have to; take (a certain amount of time)
以后【yǐhòu】 after; later; afterwards; following; later on; in the future.
以前【yǐqián】 before; formerly; previously.
钟头【zhōngtóu】 <informal> hour.
别的地方【biéde dìfang】other places
参观【cānguān】 visit as observer; look around.
多少号【duōshao hào】what size (shoe)
工厂【gōngchǎng】 factory; mill; plant; works.
决定【juédìng】 decide; resolve; make up one's mind; decision; resolution; determine.
一双皮鞋【yīshuāng píxié】 pair of leather shoes
又好又便宜【yòu hǎo yòu piányi】 good and cheap