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INTRODUCTION
Damon: Hi everyone, I’m Damon.
Chloe: And I’m Chloe!
Damon: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Chinese Vocabulary, Lesson 21! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to transportation and around town. These are five frequently used modes of transportation in China. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ChineseClass101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Damon: Chloe, what’s our first word?
Chloe: 公交车
Damon: bus
Chloe: (slow) 公交车 (regular) 公交车
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 公交车
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Taking a bus is cheap and convenient in China. Many bus companies offer a monthly pass at a favorable price and have special discounts for students in elementary and middle schools.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 坐公交车时要在前门上车,后门下车。
Damon: People should get on a bus at the front door and get off at the back door.
Chloe: (slow) 坐公交车时要在前门上车,后门下车。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 地铁
Damon: subway
Chloe: (slow) 地铁 (regular) 地铁
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 地铁
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: In China, the subway was first introduced to Beijing and has become a common means of transportation in big cities. Beijing Subway's flat fare is 2 RMB or 2 Yuan per ride with free transfers, which is the lowest among all subway systems in China.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 地铁在上下班高峰期非常拥挤。
Damon: The subway is extremely crowded during rush hour.
Chloe: (slow) 地铁在上下班高峰期非常拥挤。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 出租车
Damon: taxi
Chloe: (slow) 出租车 (regular) 出租车
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 出租车
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Taxis are common in China and can be flagged down easily everywhere. In different cities, the rates range from 5 to 15 RMB or Yuan and are counted by the taxi meters.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 有些出租车司机喜欢跟乘客聊天。
Damon: Some taxi drivers like talking to their passengers.
Chloe: (slow) 有些出租车司机喜欢跟乘客聊天。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 私家车
Damon: private car
Chloe: (slow) 私家车 (regular) 私家车
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 私家车
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Private car ownership is rapidly rising in China. It is now one of the most common means of transportation.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 人们喜欢在周末开私家车去郊外。
Damon: On the weekend, people like to drive to the suburbs.
Chloe: (slow) 人们喜欢在周末开私家车去郊外。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 自行车
Damon: bicycle
Chloe: (slow) 自行车 (regular) 自行车
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 自行车
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: A bicycle is the most popular means of transportation in China. Many people ride bikes to school or to work.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 骑自行车很环保。
Damon: Riding a bike is environmentally-friendly.
Chloe: (slow) 骑自行车很环保。
QUIZ
Damon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chloe will give you the Chinese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Chloe: 公交车
[pause]Damon: bus
Chloe: 地铁
[pause]Damon: subway
Chloe: 出租车
[pause]Damon: taxi
Chloe: 私家车
[pause]Damon: private car
Chloe: 自行车
[pause]Damon: bicycle

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five frequently used modes of transportation in China! We have more vocab lists available at ChineseClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Chloe: 再见!

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What is your favorite Chinese mode of transportation?

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你好 robert groulx!


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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite word is 公交车


i would say is the public bus to get around montreal


robert