Teacher Beth
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Questions about giving directions in Chinese. In my Chinese course this month we are learning about giving directions in Chinese, but the book only teaches very basic stuff like in front of, behind, turn left, right. etc. I am wondering how the following things are said when you give directions in Chinese. 1: Walk straight on. I have a feeling it may be along the lines of 往前走。 2:Cross the road/ cross over the road. Maybe 过路? 3: Take the 3rd right, 2nd left etc. This one I have no idea! How would you give these short directions? Come out of the station, turn right, keep walking, cross over the road, carrying on walking then take the second right. Any other useful things you can think of People might need when talking about directions?
Mar 25, 2011 2:39 PM
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Hi, here are some suggests about your questions. Q 1: Walk straight on. I have a feeling it may be along the lines of 往前走。 A: Your chinese answer is right, 往前走,OR 一直往前 Q: 2:Cross the road/ cross over the road. Maybe 过路? A: NOK for your usage of chinese. it should be : 穿过马路,穿过这条路,here 穿过 means Cross Q 3: Take the 3rd right, 2nd left etc. This one I have no idea! A: You might want to say: 第三个路口右拐,第二个路口左拐 Come out of the station, turn right, keep walking, cross over the road, carrying on walking then take the second right. A: 出了那个车站,右拐,一直往前,穿过那条马路,然后一直走到第二个路口右拐。 Any other useful things you can think of People might need when talking about directions? Ohters usefule language for this purpose: 过了天桥,然后.... 穿过地下通道,然后... 地铁口A / B / C / D 口出。 Because in many large city of china, like Beijing, there are many of bridge on road, or pass-through channel under the road, also, there are many subway stations, and every stations have so many Gate, called A口, B口, C口 and so on. hope can help you.
March 25, 2011
1: Walk straight on. (向前)直走 2:Cross the road/ cross over the road. (穿)过马路 3: Take the 3rd right, 2nd left etc. 第三条右拐(转),第二天左拐(转),since we have no blocks,
March 26, 2011
in front of, and in the front of, please ask your teacher
March 26, 2011
1:Walk straight on. 往前走 or 直走 or 一直走 2:Cross the road/ cross over the road. 穿过马路 or 走到马路对面 3: Take the 3rd right, 2nd left etc. This one I have no idea! 在第三个拐弯处右拐, 在第二个拐弯处右拐
March 25, 2011
那句话的中文表达可以是:从station出来后,向右面一直走,穿过马路后继续向前走,然后再向右走。
March 25, 2011
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Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German
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Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German