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Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/4 18:43:40

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Chat attack

ride-share

拼车

(pīnchē)

A: I'm going on a business trip tomorrow, but my home is too far from the airport. It looks like it will be really expensive to take a cab. 

明天我要出差, 但是我家离机场实在是太远了, 打车看起来也太贵了。

(mínɡtiān wǒ yào chūchāi, dànshì wǒjiā lí jīchǎnɡ shízài shì tàiyuǎn le, dǎchē kànqǐlái yě tàiɡuì le.)

B: You can download a ride-sharing app to your phone. Choose your destination and you can share a car with another person.  

你可以在手机上下载一个拼车软件, 选择目的地, 就可以和别人一块儿拼车出行啦。

(nǐ kěyǐ zài shǒujī shànɡ xiàzǎi yīɡè pīnchē ruǎnjiàn, xuǎnzé mùdìdì, jiù kěyǐ hé biérén yīkuàiér pīnchē chūxínɡ la.)

A: That's really great. I can cut the fare in half by sharing a ride.   

真是太好啦, 拼车可以减少一半车费呢。

(zhēnshì tàihǎo la, pīnchē kěyǐ jiǎnshǎo yībàn chēfèi ne.)

B: Yup. And it can also cut down on how long you have to wait for a car.

没错, 而且还能节省等车的时间。

(méicuò, érqiě háinénɡ jiéshěnɡ děnɡchē de shíjiān.)



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