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ID: 2613 Upper Intermediate
Living in a big city with a car can be both a blessing and a curse at times. Yes you have the convenience of packing your car full of shopping, or taking your kids to school, but finding reasonably priced parking can be a nightmare.
Thu Jan 08 2015 | Fiona Tian, Constance Fang
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|车位||chē wèi||parking space|
|难求||nánqiú||hard to come by|
|绕||rào||to go round|
zěnme zhème màn ā ？
What took you so long?
zhǎobudào chēwèi ya ，xiànzài tíngchēwèi zhēn shì “yī wèi nánqiú ”！
Couldn't find a parking space. These days parking spaces are extremely hard to come by.
fùjìn bùshì yǒu hěn duō tíngchē chǎng ？
Aren't there loads of parking lots around?
gōngyǒu tíngchē chǎng dōu tíng mǎn le ，sīrén ne ，nǐ yòu bùshì bù zhīdào ，guì sǐ le !wǒ jiù mǎn jiē rào ā rào ，rào le shíjǐ quān ，zǒngsuàn zhǎodào le yī gè lùbiān de tíngchēwèi 。
All the public parking spaces were full. The private ones, well, it's not like you don't know, they're extortionate! I had to go round and round the block. After around ten laps, I finally found a parking space by the side of the road.
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