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    Keep it up

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    Awesome view!

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    On display

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    Happy birthday!

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    LED Tung Blossoms

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    Two mayors take a trip

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

Broadcast dates: July 2, 4

Host: Huang Shih-han




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.



róng yì zào chéng yì wài

(Literally: Easily cause accidents.)

It can cause accidents.



xiàn zài fá jīn tí gāo yí bèi le o

(Literally: Now fine raised one time.)

The fine [for double parking] has been doubled.




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



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



先生 xiān shēng



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



危險 wéi xiǎn



容易 róng yì

easily; likely


造成 zào chéng

to cause


意外 yì wài



現在 xiàn zài



罰金fá jīn



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