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Broadcast dates: 2016-04-28 00:00:00 Host: Paula Chao
Conversation
Chinese to Go

Broadcast date: April 28th, 2016
Conversation

 

A: 我每天都騎腳踏車上班,有益健康又省錢。你平常是搭公車來上班的嗎?
(wǒ měi tiān dōu qí jiǎo tà chē shàng bān, yǒu yì jiàn kāng yòu shěng qián . nǐ píng cháng shì dā gōng chē lái shàng bān de ma?)
I always bike to work every day. It’s good for [your] health and it can save [you] money. Do you usually go to work by bus?

 

B: 我都坐公車到辦公室。騎腳踏車太累了。你要騎多久才到公司呢?
(wǒ dōu zuò gōng chē dào bàn gōng shì . qí jiǎo tà chē tài lèi le. nǐ yào qí duō jiǔ cái dào gōng sī ne?)
I always go to work by bus. Cycling is too tiring. How long does it take for you to bike to work?

 

A: 騎車很快的,有専用的腳踏車道,大概二十分鐘就到了。
(qí chē hěn kuài de, yǒu zhuān yòng de jiǎo tà chē dào , dà gài èr shí fèn zhōng jiù dào le.
It’s pretty fast by bike [because] there is a bike lane. It takes about 20 minutes.

 

B 我坐公車要半小時。
(wǒ zuò gōng chē yào bàn xiǎo shí.)
It takes half an hour for me by bus.

 

Vocabulary


我 I, me
每天 Everyday
都Always
騎 To ride
腳踏車 A bike
上班 Go to work
有益 It will do [you] good
健康 Health
又 Also
省 To save
錢 Money
你 You
平常 Usually
搭公車 By bus, to take the bus
來 To come
嗎 The word at the end of the sentence indicates that it is a question.
坐 To sit
坐公車 By bus, to take the bus 
到 To reach, to arrive at
辦公室 Office
太累 Too tiring
多久 How long
呢 The word at the end of the sentence indicates that it is a question
騎車 By bike, to ride a bike
很快 Very fast
有 There is, there are
専用 Specialized
腳踏車道 A bike lane
大概 About
二十 20
二十分鐘 20 minutes
要 It takes (amount of money, hours, days, etc)
半 Half
半小時 Half an hour