Intermediate - A complicated cab ride - Poddies collaboration
chrisApril 22, 2012, 04:09 AM posted in Transcripts with Tal
Lesson link as follows:-
John: Hey guys, I'm John, this is an Intermediate lesson for all you taxi-riding foreigners out there
John: Right, you've probably learned all about, you know, like left turn, right turn, stop, all these really terms and they're going to appear in this dialogue but we're going to do some slightly more complicated things
John: Well, first of all there's a situation where two people are sharing a cab and they're going to different places
John: Yeah, but pretty typical, right?
John: Alright, just now you said 乘客, right?
John: Alright, that's the passenger
John: Alright, so right at the beginning we hear that the passenger is going to Zhongshan Park, right, and how does she want to get there?
John: OK, so this word should be pretty familiar, 高架，right?
John: How do you make that clear to the driver
John: Yeah, but that person has a special situation where they want the driver to wait for them while they do something
John: Now, this little phrase here has a lot of implications 先去一下，right?
John: Now, she uses 先 meaning 'first' so that also means she wants to go somewhere else, right?
John: OK, now 去一下 does that mean, like, really briefly
John: So，you can use this phrase in two situations; one is where one person is going to get off but the other person isn't
John: And he knows to keep the meter running
John: OK. So that's useful, but at this point they're still on the 高架，right?
John: OK, so the exit for the highway
John: So, at the exit right up ahead
John: Now this question's really key because it's ripe for misinterpretation
John: Because I think a lot of foreigners will interpret this question as 徐家汇是什么地方
John: Yeah, but in this case the driver's not asking you what place is Xujiahui
John: 1st and 4th, OK, so that's the elevated highway
John: So that's how you say take the highway. Can you also say 走高架?
John: OK, I think I've heard that. Alright, and if you get off the elevated highway then of course...
John: OK, no problem
John: Then we start getting into the 麻烦，right, because she seems to change her mind or something?
chrisApril 22, 2012, 04:13 AM