Taxi is a type of vehicle hired by a single passenger or small group of passengers with a determined pick- and drop-off which is differs from other public transport and it is normally a non-share ride which means if the taxi is hired by someone, it will not be available for any others. It's translated to Chinese in: chū zū chē – 出租车 – where chū zū translates into "rent". There is another name for taxi in China, named 的士, which is a Cantonese transliteration of the English word "taxi". If you travel in China, taxi will be the most facility vehicle to take you anywhere you want. How to take a taxi and how to communicate with driver for some essential questions? Learn more about building your oral communication skills.
打车 (Take a taxi)
Chéngkè : Dí shì!
乘客： 的士！（ Passenger: Hey, taxi.）
Sījī: Nǐ hǎo, qǐngwèn qù nǎ'er?
司机：你好，请问去哪儿？ Hello, may I know where to?
Chéngkè : Wǒ qù shǒudū jīchǎng
乘客：我去首都机场 （I am going to capital airport.）
Sījī: Hǎo de, qǐng xì hǎo ānquán dài.
Driver: ok, please buckle up.
Chéngkè : Xièxiè! Ānquán dì yī, qǐng màn diǎn kāi.
Passenger: Thank you. Please drive slowly to make sure safety.
Sījī: Bié dānxīn!
Driver: Don't worry!
司机：堵车了 （We got traffic jam.）
Chéngkè: Méishì, wǒ bù jí.
乘客：没事，我不急。 No problem, I am not in a hurry.
司机：到了 （ We are arrived.）
Chéngkè : Hǎo de, wǒ zài zhè xià chē. Duōshǎo qián?
乘客：好的，我在这下车。多少钱？ （Ok, let me get off here. How much is it?）
司机：95 （Ninety five）
Chéngkè : Xièxiè, bùyòng zhǎole.
乘客：谢谢，不用找了。（Thank you. Keep the change.）
Sījī: Xièxiè! Zàijiàn!
司机：谢谢！再见！ （Thank you! See you.）