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Getting a License Plate

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ID: 1611 Upper Intermediate
The growing number of drivers in China is a big deal for the government; there's not enough room on the roads for 1.3 billion cars, especially in big cities like Beijing and Shanghai. Learn about the different ways the local government in Beijing and Shanghai are dealing with the issue, and what exactly you'll have to go through to get a license plate for your car.
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首都 shǒudū capital (of a country)
shǒu first of all
晨报 chénbào morning newspaper
Xiǎojūn !
Xiao Jun!
āiyōu ,Dàqí ,nǐ zěnme cái lái ?
Hey, Daqi. What made you so late?
āi !dǔ sǐ le 。shǒudū yǐjīng chéng le shǒu dǔ le 。bùguò yěhǎo ,wǒ zài chē shang bǎ zǎodiǎn chī le ,chénbào yě kàn wán le 。ài ,bù shuō wǒ de shìr le 。nǐ xīn mǎi de chē ne ?
Agh! Traffic was packed. The capital's supposed be the most important city in the country - more like the most congested. But oh well, I was able to eat a light breakfast and read the morning news in the car. Enough about me. Where's your new car?
nuò ,nà bùshì ma ?
Is that not it?
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