19 avril 2006

Inside Taxi (again..)

Last time I talked about Taxi, but no inside pictures. Now I got some.
Here is from passenger back seat's view. Each taxi is equiped with this plastic dock.
To separate the driver and passengers...
To show the address , to pay or to give something to driver,
we just have to go through a small space above the dock..

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Here comes the meter and the taxi driver's ID number. Each driver has star(s). More stars means something special, for example a taxi who can speak other language than Chinese get more stars, or who know ..That's what I heard. It's like the more stars he has, the better he is than the others..
Well, I can't justify...but I just think most of them drive with the same manner...that means ...
...you'd better fasten your seatbelt and hold on tight!!

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Some tips (by the way, no need to tip taxi driver in China, nobody does so) :

Useful Taxi language

<--         Zuo Guai (pronounced "juow gway")     = Turn Left
-->         You Guai (pronounced "yoh gway")      = Turn Right
|             Yi zhi zou (Pronounced "ee djeuh joh") = Go straight
U             Diao Tou (pronounced "teaow toh")     = Make a U-turn
(!)          Ting !                                             = Stop

Qian Mian (pronounced "shian mian")   = In front / ahead

Zhe li    (pronounced "djer lee")          = Here

Na li  (pronounced "naah lee")              = There

(tricks with Chinese tones, Na li can means "where" or "there" depends on how one pronounces.. but I think taxi driver will certainly understand what you mean..)

  
One more phrase that can save your life if he goes too fast :
"Man Yi dian" or just "Man man!!" (Means "slow down!")

Last but not least, always ask for "fa piao" (the receipt)..

Posté par feisthauer à 05:52 - - Commentaires [3] - Permalien [#]


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