Maybe you’ve mastered the “basic” phrases for communicating with taxi drivers. Possibly you’re confident in saying your address or directing them left or right when they get to a crossroads. You might even be happy asking which payment forms they accept and that you’ll be paying with AliPay.
Now, let’s build on those phrases. Today, we’ll learn how to ask your taxi driver to make two stops. Copy down the vocabulary. Save this video for later. This one is a game-changer. Are you ready to level up your Mandarin and impress those taxi drivers?
I asked a taxi driver in Chinese this question:
“So you and a friend get in a car and your friend wants to get dropped off at a bus stop first and then I head to the final destination. How do I say that?”
nǐ hǎo shī fu, xiān sòng wǒ de péng yǒu dào yī ge gōng jiāo chē zhàn, rán hòu zái qú sòng wǒ dào dâ mú dî dì.
Hello driver. First, take my friend to a bus stop. And then, take me to my final destination.
Let’s break down the phrase
So the first thing you’d say is:
nǐ hǎo shī fu
Then you’d say:
xiān sòng wǒ de péng yǒu dào yī ge gōng jiāo chē zhàn
First, take my friend to a bus stop.
And finally, you’d say:
rán hòu zái qú sòng wǒ dào dâ mú dî dì.
And then, take me to my final destination.
Practice this video again and again. Take note of your tones.
Want to learn extra vocabulary to say instead of bus stop?
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sòng wǒ de péng yǒu
take my friend
gōng jiāo chē zhàn
dâ mú dî dì
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