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Broadcast dates: 2015-07-02 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han
Conversation

Broadcast dates: July 2, 4

Host: Huang Shih-han

 

Conversation

 

A: 小姐,你知道不能併排停車嗎?

xiǎo jiě nǐ zhī dào bù néng bìng pái tíng chē ma

(Literally: Miss, you know cannot parallel parking.)

Miss, do you know that double parking is illegal?

 

B: 警察先生,不好意思,我馬上開走。

jǐng chá xiān shēng bù hǎo yì sī wǒ mǎ shàng kāi zǒu

(Literally: Police Mr., sorry, I immediately drive away.)

Sorry, officer, I’ll leave right away.

 

A: 併排停車很危險,

bìng pái tíng chē hěn wéi xiǎn

(Literally: Double parking very dangerous.)

Double parking is very dangerous.

 

容易造成意外,

róng yì zào chéng yì wài

(Literally: Easily cause accidents.)

It can cause accidents.

 

現在罰金提高一倍了喔。

xiàn zài fá jīn tí gāo yí bèi le o

(Literally: Now fine raised one time.)

The fine [for double parking] has been doubled.

 

Vocabulary

 

小姐xiǎo jiě

Miss; Ms.

 

女士 nǚ shì

Mrs.; Madam

 

你 nǐ

you (singular)

 

知道 zhī dào

to know; to be aware of

 

不 bù/bú

not; not

 

能 néng

can; to be able to

 

併排停車bìng pái tíng chē

double parking

 

併排 bìng pái

parallel

 

停車tíng chē

(literally “to stop car”) to park; parking

 

嗎 ma

a particle at the end of a sentence indicating that the sentence is a question

 

警察 jǐng chá

police

 

先生 xiān shēng

Mr.

 

不好意思 bù hǎo yì sī

sorry; excuse me

 

我 wǒ

I; me

 

馬上 mǎ shàng

right away

 

開 kāi

to drive

 

走 zǒu

a directional indicator showing a direction that is away from here

 

很 hěn

very

 

危險 wéi xiǎn

dangerous

 

容易 róng yì

easily; likely

 

造成 zào chéng

to cause

 

意外 yì wài

accident

 

現在 xiàn zài

now

 

罰金fá jīn

fine

 

提高 tí gāo

to raise; to increase

 

一倍 yí bèi

(literally “one time”) to double

 

了 le

a particle indicating that the action is complete