It doesn’t matter if you’re in China for a few days or commute everyday for work: this video post will teach you the essential vocabulary and sentence structures you will need to ride the subway train.
Read more for the full lesson notes, including vocabulary and sentences found in the video.
You don’t necessarily need to speak Chinese to make your way around the subway network, but after watching this, you’ll have all the tools necessary to ask questions and find help. It is also a great way to learn frequently used sentence patterns for other situations that involve asking for help.
Without further ado, let Fiona take you on a short trip around a subway station in Taipei:
Key Words and Sentences from this lesson:
|Subway (mainland China)||地铁||地鐵||dìtiě|
|Subway (Taiwan)||捷运||捷運||jié yùn|
|Excuse me, where can I buy a ticket||请问哪里买票||請問哪裡買票||qǐngwèn nǎlǐ mǎi piào|
|How do I buy a ticket?||怎么买票||怎麼買票||zěnme mǎi piào|
|Single Ticket||单程票||單程票||Dānchéng piào|
|Day Ticket||日票||日票||rì piào|
|Week Ticket||周票||週票||zhōu piào|
|excuse me, do you have a three day ticket?||请问有三日票吗||請問有三日票嗎||qǐngwèn yǒusān rì piào ma|
|Excuse me, is this X line?||请问，这是。。。线吗||請問，這是。 。 。線嗎||qǐngwèn, zhè shì. . . Xiàn ma|
|Line number two||二号线||二號線||èr hào xiàn|
|Excuse me, does this go to X station?||请问，会到 [ ] 站吗||請問，會到 [ ] 站嗎||qǐngwèn, huì dào [ ] zhàn ma|
|Excuse me, is this x station?||请问，这是 [ ] 站吗||請問，這是 [ ] 站嗎||qǐngwèn, zhè shì [ ] zhàn ma|
|Another stop||再一站||再一站||zài yí zhàn|
|The next stop||下一站||下一站||xià yí zhàn|
|(It’s) passed!||过了||過了||guò le|
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