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Driving in China

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ID: 1818 Upper Intermediate
Driving in China has been likened to action films, video games, and even demolition derby. Make no mistake -- there are good reasons not to get behind the wheel in China! On the other hand, there are also compelling reasons not to make that daily commute. Learn more in this lesson.
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quàn to advise
性命 xìngmìng life
胆小 dǎnxiǎo cowardly
转弯 zhuǎnwān to turn a corner
Màikè ,zǎo !
Good morning, Mike!
zǎo !ai ,jīntiān èr hào xiàn yòu chū gùzhàng le ,děng le hǎo jiǔ dōu méiyǒu chē lái 。
Good morning! Agh, line two was malfunctioning again today. There were no trains for ages.
shìma ?zuìjìn dìtiě zěnme lǎo chū wèntí ?tài bù ānquán le !wǒ quàn nǐ ,háishì qù mǎi liàng chē ,zìjǐ kāichē shàngbān ba 。
Really? Why has the subway been having so many problems recently? It’s so unsafe! I’m telling you, you should just go buy a car and drive to work yourself.
zìjǐ kāichē ?háishì suàn le ba 。xiànzài mǎlù shāshǒu zhème duō ,wǒ kě bùgǎn ná zìjǐ de xìngmìng kāi wánxiào 。
Drive myself? Forget about it. There are so many reckless drivers on the road right now. I don’t want to mess around with my life.
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