Taxi’s are hard to navigate huh? Trust me, I’ve been there. Many times. Dumb-struck, and not knowing how to respond or what to say.
If you’re struggling with basic direction vocab in a taxi in China, watch this series of videos to get you started.
When you instruct a driver to “turn up ahead” they might confirm by responding with the following phrase..
I know there are so many things a driver could say in response to what you say, but listen for these two phrases.
So, let’s break it down.
My instruction was this:
Make a right turn at this intersection.
zài zhè ge lù kǒu yòu guǎi
Listen for this:
Do I turn at this intersection?
shì zài lù kǒu guǎi ma
Turn at this intersection?
shì zài zhè ge lù kǒu guǎi ma
Either of these responses is him literally confirming what I asked him to do.
I hope this helps you navigate some of the many responses that you could get when you say “turn up ahead”.
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