11 June 2014

Conversation: how to go somewhere

Transportation conversation

If you have learned the vocabulary of transportation, these dialogues asking in various ways how to go somewhere will be useful to you. We will also make a small introduction of the use of the construction 是...的It’s used to emphasize a particular detail in a sentence, like time, manner or place. It is frequently used when asking details about the past.


Transportation conversation



怎么 + /
(zěnme ... lái /qù)
...
(shì  ... de)


Dialogue A

怎么上班
Nǐ shì zěnme lái shàngbān de?
How did you come to work? 

坐地铁.你呢?
Wǒ shì zuò dìtiě lái de. Nǐ ne?
I took the subway to come. How about you? 

骑摩托车
Wǒ shì qí mótuōchē lái de.
I came by motorcycle.


In this dialogue there is also questions about "from... to..." and how many time do you need to go somewhere.



..., 然后...
(xiān..., ránhòu )
... ...多少时间
(cóng... dào... duōshǎo shíjiān?)


Dialogue B

你去在哪儿?
Nǐ qù zài nǎ'er?
Where are you going? 

我去超级市场买东西.你呢?
Wǒ qù chāojíshìchǎng mǎi dōngxī. Nǐ ne?
I go to the supermarket to buy things. How about you? 

我去朋友的家做功课.我要买一些东西,我们一起去,好吗?
Wǒ qù péngyǒu de jiā zuò gōngkè. Wǒ yāomǎi yīxiē dōngxī, wǒmen yīqǐ qù, hǎo ma?
I go to a friend's house to do homework. I need to buy something, we can go together, okay?

好.我们怎么
Hǎo. Wǒmen zěnme qù?
Good. How do we go? 

坐五线地铁,然后换坐公共汽车.
Xiān zuò wǔ xiàn dìtiě, ránhòu huàn zuò gōnggòng qìchē.
First take subway line five, then change bus.

坐几路公共汽车?
Zuò jǐ lù gōnggòng qìchē?
Which bus line?

14 路.
14 lù.
Line 14

这儿超级市场要多少时间
Cóng zhè'er dào chāojíshìchǎng yào duōshǎo shíjiān?
From here to the supermarket how much time do we need?

只要半个小时.
Zhǐ yào bàn gè xiǎoshí.
Just half an hour.