Programme 8 : Buying a ticket for public transport


Two tourists are enquiring about coaches to the Great Wall.

                    
Customer: Nǐmen hǎo. Hello.
Ticket clerk: Nǐ hǎo. Hello.
Customer: Zhè gè chē qù Chángchéng ma? Does this coach go to the Great Wall?
Ticket clerk: Shì. Yes.
Customer: Wǒ mǎi liǎng zhāng piào. Duō shǎo qián yī zhāng? I'll buy two tickets. How much is it per ticket?
Ticket clerk: Yī gè rén wǎngfǎn wǔshí. Fifty kuai for a return.
Customer: Zhè gè chē shénme shíhòu kāi? When does this coach leave?
Ticket clerk: Qī diǎn bàn kāi. Half past seven.
Customer: Xièxie. Thank you.


A customer is buying train tickets to Chengde.

Ticket clerk: Nǐ hǎo. Hello.
Customer: Nǐ hǎo. Wǒ yào qù Chéngdé. Yào liǎng zhāng piào Hello. I'm going to Chengde. I'd like two tickets.
Ticket clerk: Yào mǎi yìng zuò háishì ruǎn zuò? Do you want a hard seat or a soft seat?
Customer: Wǒ yào ruǎn zuò. Qǐng wèn duō shǎo qián yī zhāng? I want a soft seat. How much is it for each one, please?
Ticket clerk: Liǎng zhāng yī bǎi èrshí kuài qián. One hundred and twenty yuan for two.
Customer: Huǒchē shénme shíhòu kāi? When does the train leave?
Ticket clerk: Zǎochén qī diǎn bàn. Seven thirty in the morning.
Customer: Xièxie. Thank you.


A customer is asking a taxi driver how much it is to get to Puning Temple.

Customer: Shīfù, qù Pǔníng Sì duō shǎo qián? Driver, how much is it to go to Puning Temple?
Driver: Shí kuài qián. Ten kuai.
Customer: Hǎo. OK.

Back to Real Chinese

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.