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Are reserved seats REALLY reserved? 坐立不安──高铁霸坐

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ID: 4157 Advanced
中国的高铁已经越来越四通八达了,可同时高铁“霸坐”的新闻也偶有发生。“霸坐”就是指有乘客占用了别人的座位拒绝离开,遇到这样尴尬的情景应该怎样应对呢?而霸占了别人座位的人,内心是否也会感到焦虑与不安呢?我们用“坐立不安”这个成语来形容那些“霸座”的人可能会有的心理感受。 这一课中,我们会接触到一下汉语水平考试的词汇: 5- 拥挤, 如何 6- 人家, 行政, 拘留, 随意, 霸道 This is a great lesson to learn many useful vocabulary, phrases and idioms on public transportation through the discussion of 霸坐 (to occupy someone’s seat and refuse to leave). We use the idiom 坐立不安 to describe a feeling of restlessness, worry and insecurity faced by persons who’ve taken the seats of others.
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头皮发麻 tóupífāmá a Chinese idiom, to describe physical discomfort, the feeling of extreme fear or tension.
霸占 bàzhàn to occupy by force; to seize; to dominate
人家 rénjia other people; sb else; he, she or they
ràng to permit; to let sb do sth
要过春节了,你打算怎么回家呀?
yào guò Chūnjié le ,nǐ dǎsuàn zěnme huíjiā ya ?
It’s Spring Festival soon, how are you planning to go home?
我搭高铁回去,现在高铁直达我们家终于不用像之前那样倒车了。
wǒ dā gāotiě huíqu ,xiànzài gāotiě zhídá wǒmen jiā zhōngyú bùyòng xiàng zhīqián nàyàng dǎochē le 。
I’ll take the high speed rail which now goes directly to my home. Finally I don’t have to change transportation like in the past.
沿途还可以看看风景呢,只是不知道春运期间列车上会不会很拥挤。
yántú hái kěyǐ kànkan fēngjǐng ne ,zhǐshì bù zhīdào chūnyùn qījiān lièchē shàng huì bùhuì hěn yōngjǐ 。
There are sights to see along the way. Except I don’t know if Spring festival passenger traffic is going to be crowded.
想想春运大潮,我就头皮发麻
xiǎng xiǎng chūnyùn dàcháo ,wǒ jiù tóupífāmá
Thinking of spring festival transportation makes me afraid.
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