Learning : Basic Taxi Language
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Abstract : Taking taxis in Shanghai is a roller coaster ride in itself. Make the ride smoother by knowing the basics of direction! Hold on top your seats and remember, if you’re seated at the front – wear a seat belt!

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Hi, dàjiā hǎo. Welcome to Bennysland. Do you often take a taxi? Today’s experience will teach you basic sentences when riding a taxi, so you don’t need to stage a small private pantomime when giving the taxi driver directions!

dài

take

guǎi

turn

zuǒ

left

yòu

right

zhí

straight

tíng

stop

zhèli

这里

here

nǎli

哪里

where

dìtiě

地铁

subway

dìtiězhàn

地铁站

subway station


To tell the taxi driver where you are going to go, you can say:

Qǐng dài wǒ qù...

Please take me to...

请带我去...

Dìtiězhàn zài nǎli?

Where is the subway station?

地铁站在哪里?


Add your destination at the end of this sentence. Now talk to the driver as if you know the exact direction:

Zuǒ guǎi.

Turn left.

左拐。

Yòu guǎi.

Turn right.

右拐。

Zhí zǒu.

Go straight.

直走。

Tíng zhèli.

Stop here.

停这里。


You’d better to practice more, because you don’t want the taxi driver to take you to a wrong place or in the opposite direction, right? Ok, xiàcì jiàn!

 

It's easy as ABC!

 

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Daily Juice

Simplified

Traditional

qiāo

extort/knock/to strike/to knock (at a door)/to hit

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