Asking for Directions

In this post, we’ll learn how to ask for simple walking directions to a train station. With the phrases in this lesson, you’ll find many locals that are eager to help you find your way.

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A: 对不起,火车站怎么走?

    duì bu qǐ, huǒ chē zhàn  zěn me zǒu?

[Excuse me, how can I get to the train station?]

对不起 (duì bu qǐ) :  I’m sorry; Excuse me

火车站 (huǒ chē zhàn) : train station

怎么  (zěn me)  : how

走  (zǒu) : to walk; to go

 

B: 往前走100米,然后往右拐。火车站就在你左手边。

wǎng qián zǒu100 mǐ, rán hòu wǎng yòu guǎi。 huǒ chē zhàn jiù zài nǐ  zuǒ shǒu biān。

[Walk 100 meters straight. Then, turn right. The train station will be on your left.]

往前走 (wǎng qián zǒu) : walk straight ahead [往 wǎng: in the direction of | 前 qián : front, ahead]

100 米 (yì bǎi mǐ) : one hundred meters

然后 (rán hòu) : and then, after that

往右拐 (wǎng yòu guǎi) : turn right [右 yòu : right | 左 zuǒ : left | 拐 guǎi : turn]

就 (jiù) :  just, exactly

在 (zài) : at, in

左手 (zuǒ shǒu ) : left hand

边 (biān) : side

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