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"我们可以在哪儿打车?"

Translation:Where can we get a cab?

November 23, 2017

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luCN12

where can we get a taxi?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hedwigechouette

"where can we get a taxi" is exactly what I had also, and should be allowed


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GuanYinping

Is 打车 actually in the lexicon as meaning taking a cab, as opposed to taking a car? I get that taxis are logical, but I thought I could use it for "taking a car" more generally


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Will_Ross

You're right. Could be any kind of car - private car service, uber, cab, whatever. Duolingo majorly sucks with the Chinese translations.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hq4

"Where can we hail a cab?" should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick_Dark

"Where can we call a [cab/taxi]?" should be accepted if the definition at https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%89%93%E8%BB%8A#Chinese ("to get a taxi; to take a cab; to call a taxi") is any indication. Duolingo wants "Where can we catch a taxi?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerGoldmann

Is 打的 the same as 打车?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DereckStJohn

Yeah, they're the same. As I understand it, 打的 comes from 打的士, 的士 being a dialectic (Hong Kong Cantonese) form of "taxi". The phrase has spread to other parts of China.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScottyC23

"Where can we hail a cab?" should be perfectly acceptable


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ramy184050

Is it correct (English grammar, that is) to say: "From where can we get a cab?". Sounds more natural to me as a native English speaker, but I am not sure about the grammar... Please help?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ramy184050

In hind sight, I think that this is turning to be a course in English grammar, especially for this lesson... :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhilipLe7

Where can we get a taxi should be good answer.

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