Learn Chinese-Cycling 1

♦A:你一般怎么去学校?
Nǐ yībān zěnme qù xuéxiào?
How do you usually get to school?

♦B:我一般都是骑自行车去。你喜欢哪种交通工具?
Wǒ yībān dōu shì qí zìxíngchē qù. Nǐ xǐhuan nǎ zhǒng jiāotōng gōngjù?
I usually ride my bike . Which form of transport do you prefer to use?
♦A:我觉得蹬自行车的时候可以看更多风景,但是犯懒的时候我就开车。
Wǒ juéde dēng zìxíngchē de shíhou kěyǐ kàn gèng duō fēngjǐng, dànshì fàn lǎn de shíhou wǒ jiù kāichē.
I feel that I can see more when I pedal a bicycle, but when I feel lazy, I drive my car.
♦B:我觉得我们应该劝人们尽量少开私家车。汽车制造的污染太严重了。
Wǒ juéde wǒmen yīnggāi quàn rénmen jǐnliàng shǎo kāi sījiā chē. Qìchē zhìzào de wūrǎn tài yánzhòng le.
I think we should discourage people from using their private cars. They produce too much pollution!
♦A:我同意,不过我觉得不开车很难做到。开车实在太方便了。
Wǒ tóngyì, bùguò wǒ jué dé bù kāichē hěn nán zuò dào. Kāichē shízài tài fāngbiàn liǎo.
I agree, but I would find it difficult to stop using my car. It’s just so convenient.
♦B:开车可能是很方便,但是对环境的影响太恶劣了。
Kāichē kěnéng shì hěn fāngbiàn, dànshì duì huánjìng de yǐngxiǎng tài èliè le.
Cars might be convenient, but they’re so bad for the environment.
♦A:你有车吗?
Nǐ yǒu chē ma?
Do you have a car?
♦B:没有。不过,以前有过。后来开始骑自行车才发现,其实我并不是特别需要汽车。
Méiyǒu. Bùguò, yǐqián yǒu guò. Hòulái kāishǐ qí zìxíngchē cái fāxiàn, qíshí wǒ bìng bùshì tèbié xūyào qìchē.
No. I used to have one though. Once I started using my bicycle to get around, I found that I didn’t really need it.
♦A:没准我现在要是把我的汽车给卖了,也就不会非用它不可了。
Méizhǔn wǒ xiànzài yàoshi bǎ wǒ de qìchē gěi mài le, yě jiù bù huì fēi yòng tā bùkě le.
Maybe if I sold my car now, I wouldn’t be so tempted to use it .
♦B:你可以试试看。那样还可以帮你省下一大笔钱。
Nǐ kěyǐ shì shìkàn. Nàyàng hái kěyǐ bāng nǐ shěng xià yī dà bǐ qián.
You could try. It would save you a lot of money.
♦A:没错。我每个月都要花上百元付那些汽油费、保险和修理费。
Méi cuò. Wǒ měi gè yuè dōu yào huā shàng bǎi yuán fù nàxiē qìyóu fèi, bǎoxiǎn hé xiūlǐ fèi.
That’s true. Every month, I spend hundreds of dollars on gas, insurance, and repairs.
♦B:如果你要是加入骑自行车的行列而不是开车,你还能得到很多的锻炼呢!
Rúguǒ nǐ yàoshi jiārù qí zìxíngchē de hángliè ér bùshì kāichē, nǐ hái néng dédào hěnduō de duànliàn ne!
If you got to class by riding a bicycle every day instead of driving, you will get lots of exercise, too!