Transportation

  • 08 March, 2018
  • Paula Chao
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“Fitting in in Chinese” is a special series on Chinese to Go, which is jointly produced by the Chinese Language Center of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages and Radio Taiwan International.

 

Episode 41

 

Transportation

 

1停車位
(Tíngchē wèi)
parking space

 

那個私人的停車場,有100個停車位。
(Nàgè sīrén de tíngchēchǎng, yǒu 100 gè tíngchē wèi.)
That privately-owned parking lot has one hundred parking spaces.

 

2辦事情
(Bàn shìqíng)
Take care of business

 

你辦事情,我很放心。
(Nǐ bàn shìqíng, wǒ hěn fàngxīn.)
When you are taking care of business, I have no worries.

3好險
(Hǎo xiǎn)
Very dangerous, close call

 

好險! 沒被老師看見。
(Hǎo xiǎn! Méi bèi lǎoshī kànjiàn.)
What a close call! Fortunately, the teacher didn’t see it.

 

4救命

(Jiùmìng)
Help!,
To save one’s life

 

救命啊! 我不會游泳。
(Jiùmìng a! Wǒ bù huì yóuyǒng.)
Help! I can’t swim!

 

5嚇一跳
(Xià yī tiào)
To give one a fright

 

你為什麼站在黑黑的地方? 嚇了我一跳。
(Nǐ wèishéme zhàn zài hēi hēi dì dìfāng? Xiàle wǒ yī tiào.)
Why were you standing there in the dark? You scared me!

 

6可怕
(Kěpà)
Frightening, fearsome

 

剛才的事情好可怕,我們以後要小心一點。
(Gāngcái de shìqíng hǎo kěpà, wǒmen yǐhòu yào xiǎoxīn yīdiǎn.)
The thing that just happened was frightening! We need to be more careful in the future.

 

7戴安全帽
(Dài anquán mào)
To wear a safety helmet

 

騎摩托車一定要戴安全帽。
(Qí mótuō chē yīdìng yào dài ānquán mào.)
When riding a motorcycle, you certainly must wear a motorcycle helmet.

 

8危險
(wéixiǎn)
danger, dangerous

 

這是危險區,不能游泳。
(Zhè shì wéixiǎn qū, bùnéng yóuyǒng.)
This is a dangerous area, so you cannot go into the water to swim.

 

9時段
(Shíduàn)
a period of time

 

上下班的時段,人多車也多。
(Shàng xiàbān de shíduàn, rén duō chē yě duō.)
During the times for going to or leaving work, there are lots of people and cars.

 

10 浪費
(Làngfèi)
to waste

 

不要浪費時間了,快點做功課。
(Bùyào làngfèi shíjiānle, kuài diǎn zuò gōngkè.)
Don’t waste time, hurry up and do your homework.

 

Conversation

歐福: 奇怪! 車子停在停車場,也有危險?
(Ōu fú: Qíguài! Chēzi tíng zài tíngchēchǎng, yěyǒu wéixiǎn?)
Oufu: That’s weird! Even though we’re parked in a parking lot, it’s still dangerous?

 

德美: 就是嘛! 嚇我一跳。
(Dé měi: Jiùshì ma! Xià wǒ yī tiào.)
Demei: Really! That scared me half to death!

 

老師: 還好那個騎摩托車的人,戴了安全帽。
(Lǎoshī: Hái hǎo nàgè qí mótuō chē de rén, dàile ānquán mào.)
Teacher: Fortunately that motorcyclist was wearing a helmet!

 

德美: 如果沒戴,後果就很可怕了!
(Dé měi: Rúguǒ méi dài, hòuguǒ jiù hěn kěpàle!)
Demei: If he hadn’t, the consequences would have been terrible!

 

歐福: 安全帽救了他的命!
(Ōu fú: Ānquán mào jiùle tā de mìng!)
Oufu: That safety helmet saved his life!

 

老師: 好了。快走吧! 車子在停車位的時段,是要付錢的。
(Lǎoshī: Hǎole. Kuàizǒu ba! Chēzi zài tíngchē wèi de shíduàn, shì yào fù qián de.)
Teacher: All right! Let’s hurry. The longer the car is parked here, the more we’ll have to pay.

 

德美: 對啊! 為了觀察他還有沒有危險,已經花太多停車費了!
(Dé měi: Duì a! Wèile guānchá tā hái yǒu méiyǒu wéixiǎn, yǐjīng huā tài duō tíngchē fèile!)
Demei: Yeah! For the sake of checking whether the motorcycle rider was hurt or not, we’ve already spent too much money on parking fees!

 

歐福: 也浪費我們太多的時間了。
(Ōu fú: Yě làngfèi wǒmen tài duō de shíjiānle.)
Oufu: It has also wasted too much of OUR time.