Lesson 29


Buying a Transportation Ticket

Dialogue 1

Buying an overnight train ticket

Nín hǎo wǒ xiǎng mǎi yī zhāng míng tiān wǎn shàng qù shàng hǎi de huǒ chē piào ?
“Hello, I need a train ticket for tomorrow night for Shanghai.”
您好,我想买一张明天晚上去上海的火车票。   
 
Qǐng wèn nín yào yìng zuò ruǎn zuò yìng wò hái  shì ruǎn wò ?
“May I ask if you want a hard seat, soft seat, hard sleeper or soft sleeper?”
请问您要硬座、软座、硬卧还是软卧?
 
Wǒ yào ruǎn wò ?
“I need a soft sleeper.”
我要软卧。
 
Nín yào jǐ zhāng piào ?
“How many tickets do you need?”
您要几张票?
 
Liǎng zhāng
“Two.”
两张。
 
Yī gòng liù bǎi sì shí kuài
“Six hundred and forty in total.”
一共 640 块。

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Dialogue 2

Buying a bus ticket

Liǎng zhāng dào xī dān
“Two, to Xidan.”
两张,到西单。
 
Yī gòng liǎng kuài
“Two kuai in total.”
一共两块。
 
Gěi nín qián
“Here’s the money.”
给您钱。
 
Qǐng wèn nín yǒu líng qián ma ?
“ Do you have small money?”
请问您有零钱吗?
 
Bù hǎo yì sī méi yǒu
"Sorry, I don't"
不好意思,没有。

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Vocabulary

piào ticket
yìng zuò hard seat     硬座
ruǎn zuò    soft seat    软座
yìng wò hard sleeper 硬卧
ruǎn wò soft sleeper 软卧
liǎng two  
dào get to, arrive
xī dān Xidan (a city) 西单  
líng qián   small money 零钱

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