Multimedia Role Play for Chinese


Translation

English | 中文


1. Information page | 有关信息

This page provides the language information that you need in the street in China.

Signs in public places

让 (讓)

ràng

give way

tíng

stop

màn

slow

禁止通行

jìnzhĭ tōngxíng

no entry

非机动车

fēi jīdòng chē

non motor vehicles

出入慢驶

chū rù màn shĭ

entrance and exit: slow!

行人止步 

xíngrén zhĭ bù

no pedestrians

请走横道线

qing zŏu héndàoxiàn

please use pedestrian crossing

人行道

rénxíng dào

pedestrian crossing

安全岛

ānquán dăo

pedestrian island

注意来往车辆

zhùyì láiwăng chēliàng       

beware of vehicles

Bus stops

请排队上车

qĭng páiduì shàngchē

queue here for buses

立队

lìduì

queue to stand

坐队

zuòduì

queue to sit

首班车     

shŏubān chē

first bus

末班车

mòbān chē

last bus

大站车

dà zhàn chē

buses stop at main stations only

出租汽车

chūzū qìchē

taxi (in Mainland China)

计程车

jìchéng chē

taxi (in Taiwan)

的士

dīshì

taxi (in Hong Kong and in some areas of China)

 Phrases which can be used for giving directions

wàng (followed by direction words such as  ,,,) zŏu

go towards (direction)

dào (followed by places)

at the (place)...

wàng (followed by direction words) guăi

turn (direction)   

(Place) 就在 jiù zài (followed by direction words)

the (place) is on (direction)

Information for hiring a car

租借/ 租赁

zūjiè / zūlìn

rent, hire

租金

zūjīn

rent, rental

签合同

qiān hétong

sign a contract

签名/签字

qiānmíng/ qiānzì

signature (sign name V-O)

预定

yùdìng

book

方向盘

fāngxiàng pán

steering-wheel

驾驶证/驾照

jiàshǐ zhèng/ jià zhào

driving licence

车轮

chēlún

wheel

车胎

chētāi

tyre

车速

chē sù

speed (of a motor vehicle)

刹车

shā chē

brake

加油

jiā yóu

fuel (add fuel V-O)

车牌号

chē páihào

number plate (on a vehicle)

车型

chē xíng

model or type of a vehicle

超速

chāosù

exceed a speed limit

罚款

fá kuǎn

fine, penalty

堵车

dǔ chē

traffic jam

单行道

dānxíng dào

one way

环线

huánxiàn

ring road

司机

sī jī

driver, chauffeur

公里

gōnglǐ

kilometre

办手续

bàn shǒuxù

go through formalities

押金

yā jīn

deposit

证件

zhèngjiàn

ID

绕道/绕远儿

ràodào/ rào yuǎnr

make a detour

 

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