Chinese practice 2012-10-11

收费【shōufèi】 collect fees; charge.

高速公路【gāosùgōnglù】 freeway.
高速【gāosù】 high speed.

收费公路 [Shōufèi gōnglù] toll road

百货商店【bǎihuòshāngdiàn】 department store; general store.
百货【bǎihuò】 general merchandise.
百【bǎi】 hundred; numerous; all kinds of.
公共区 [gōng gòng qū] public area
bus stop = 公共汽车站 = Gōnggòng qìchē zhàn
车站【chēzhàn】 station; depot; stop.

车站离这(儿)远不远?
Chēzhàn lí zhè (er) yuǎn bù yuǎn?
Is the station far from here?

街区 [jiē qū ] neighborhood
左转 [zuǒ zhuǎn] turn left
小学【xiǎoxué】 primary or elementary school.
到【dào】 arrive; reach;
到了【dàole】arrived

Go three blocks, turn left, in front of grade school
走过三个街区,左转,在小学前
zǒu guò sān gè jiē qū zuǒ zhuǎn zài xiǎo xué qián

经过【jīngguò】 pass; go through

经过小学校前
jīng guò xiǎo xué xiào qián
Passing by the front of the elementary school

右转 [yòu zhuǎn] turn right
往北开 [wǎng běi kāi] head north

go north three blocks, then turn right
向北开三个街区,然后右转
xiàng běi kāi sān gè jiē qū  rán hòu yòu zhuǎn

If you drive, you say 开 [kāi].
if you walk, you say 走【zǒu】

爬【pá】 crawl; creep; climb; clamber; scramble.
爬山 [pá shān] climb mountain
跳【tiào】 jump;

在地上爬
zài dì shàng pá
on the ground

两脚跳 [liǎng jiǎo tiào] jump with both feet

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