16 December 2013

Ask: How are you going somewhere?

To ask someone what kind of transportation uses, we will use this simple question.



Question
你怎么去?
Nǐ zěnme qù
How are you going?

你怎么来?
Nǐ zěnme lái?
How are you coming?


To reply indicating in which transportation we come from or go to one place, we make use of the appropriate character to indicate the use of this kind of transport.

For vehicles in which we sat in a seat, use the verb 坐 (zuò)

Answer
火车
Wǒ zuò huǒchē
I take the train

If instead of sitting as passengers, we are who will drive the vehicle, indicate it with the verb 开(kāi)

Answer
汽车
Wǒ kāi qìchē
I drive a car

To say that we are riding a bicycle, motorcycle or even a horse, we'll do with the verb 骑 qí

Answer
摩托车
Wǒ qí mótuō chē
I ride a motorcycle