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ID: 2740 Elementary
You're stuck in a traffic jam and you are staring to wonder whether you are ever going to reach your destination. Tune in to this BRIDGE lesson to see the tricky "了" in action, learn some very useful conversation fillers and the V. 得了 structure.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
已经 yǐjīng already
zhǐ only
往前 wǎngqián to move forward
公里 gōngli kilometer
已经二十分钟了,我们只往前了五公里。
yǐjīng èrshí fēnzhōng le ,wǒmen zhǐ wǎngqián le wǔ gōngli 。
It's already been 20 minutes. We've only moved forward 5km.
我们六点以前到得了餐厅吗?
wǒmen liù diǎn yǐqián dào deliǎo cāntīng ma ?
Do you think we'll be able to get to the restaurant before 6pm?
很难说,可能过了两个路口就不堵了。
hěn nánshuō ,kěnéng guò le liǎng ge lùkǒu jiù bù dǔ le 。
It's hard to say. It's possible that after two intersections, there won't be a traffic jam.
怎么堵得这么厉害?
zěnme dǔ de zhème lìhai ?
How can there be such a big traffic jam here?
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