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Hi, everyone! Welcome to ChineseClass101.com. I’m Rui. Today, we are going to talk about 10 phrases to survive at the station.
1. 我要去... (Wǒ yào qù...) "I'd like to go to..."
The first one is - 我要去... (Wǒ yào qù...) "I'd like to go to..."
For example - 我要去学校。 (Wǒ yào qù xuéxiào.) “I’d like to go to the school.”; 我要去车站。
(Wǒ yào qù chēzhàn.) “I’d like to go to the station.”; 我要去公交车站。(Wǒ yào qù gōngjiāo chēzhàn.) “I’d like to go to the bus station.” So you put the location after 我要去 (wǒ yào qù).
2. 这是去...的站台吗? (Zhè shì qù... de zhàntái ma?) "Is this the right platform for... ?"
And you can add the destination name at the end of the sentence. The answer could be positive; 是。(Shì.). The negative would be 不是。(Bú shì.) No, it’s not the platform for your destination.
3. 最后一班列车是什么时候? (Zuìhòu yì bān lièchē shì shénme shíhòu?) "What time is the last train?"
最后一班列车是在晚上十点。 (Zuìhòu yì bān lièchē shì zài Wǎnshang shí diǎn.) "The last train is at 10 PM."
So when you travel in China, don’t forget to check the last train. Otherwise, you’re going to take taxi. Taxi is always more expensive, especially at nighttime.
4. 去...在哪里换乘? (Qù... zài nǎlǐ huànchéng?) "Where do I change for... ? "
And your destination. For example - 在下一个车站可以换乘去... (Zài xià yí ge chēzhàn kěyǐ huàn chéng qù...) "You can transfer... at the next station." For example, you can transfer at 人民广场
(Rénmín guǎngchǎng) at the next station.
在下一个车站可以换乘去人民广场 (Zài xià yí ge chēzhàn kěyǐ huàn chéng qù rénmín guǎngchǎng.). 人民广场 (Rénmín guǎngchǎng) is a very famous station in Shanghai.
5. 火车站在哪里? (Huǒchēzhàn zài nǎlǐ?) "Where is the train station?"
火车站在市中心的北边。 (Huǒchēzhàn zài shìzhōngxīn de běibiān.) "The train station is in the north of the city center. "
6. 买票的地方在哪里? (Mǎi piào de dìfang zài nǎlǐ?) "Where can I buy a ticket?"
在那边很多人排队的地方。 (Zài nàbiān hěn duō rén páiduì de dìfang.) "It's over there, where you'll see people standing in lines."
Usually, you have to stand in a line to buy a ticket especially right before the Chinese New Year because everybody has to go home to visit their family. It’s the biggest festival all over China so be careful. You have to book your ticket in advance.
7. 公交车站在哪里? (Gōngjiāo chēzhàn zài nǎlǐ?) "Where is the bus stop?"
往前走两百米左转就可以看到了。 (Wǎng qián zǒu liǎng bǎi mǐ zuǒzhuǎn jiù kěyǐ kàndào le.) "Go straight for two hundred meters, turn left, then you'll see it."
8. 下一辆公交车什么时候来? (Xià yí liàng gōngjiāochē shénme shíhòu lái?) "What time is the next bus?"
下一班车十分钟后到。 (Xià yì bānchē shí fēnzhōng hòu dào.) "The next bus is coming in 10 minutes."
In China, you do not have a timetable for what I remember. Even though they have a timetable, it’s not always on time, but I don’t usually feel disappointed. Sometimes, I even get pleasant surprises to come here earlier than expected. So don’t feel disappointed if the bus is not on time when you’re traveling in China.
9. 列车晚点了。 (Lièchē wǎndiǎn le.) "The train's running late."
Different from buses, I do not usually have an experience that the trains coming in late so not so many surprises when you take the train in China.
10. 自动售票机在哪里? (Zìdòng shòupiào jī zài nǎlǐ?) "Where are the ticket machines?"
The answer would be - 自动售票机在大厅的右侧。 (Zìdòng shòupiào jī zài dàtīng de yòu cè.) "The ticket machines are at the right side of the hall."
Thank you for watching today’s Chinese Top Words and if you have ever traveled to China, don’t forget to share with us your transportation ticketing experience in China. Let me know what question do you have. Thank you. Bye!