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ID: 1493 Elementary
If you're planning to spend much time in a big city like Shanghai or Beijing, you're going to want to use the subway or bus system. A commuter pass, or "transportation card," as we say in Chinese, can save you a lot of time and hassle scrambling for change. This lesson will prepare you to buy the card and put money on it. Soon you'll be commuting as effortlessly as a local.
Tue Sep 07 2010 | John, Jenny
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nǐhǎo ，wǒ xiǎng mǎi yī zhāng jiāotōngkǎ 。
Hi, I'd like to buy a transportation card.
yājīn èrshí 。
The deposit is 20.
nǐ yào chōngzhí ma ？
Do you want to put any money on the card?
gěi nǐ yībǎi 。yājīn èrshí ，chōng bāshí 。
Here's 100. 20 for the deposit and 80 on the card.
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