"电梯在哪儿?"

Translation:Where is the elevator?

December 17, 2017

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Where is the lift?

February 20, 2018

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Where is the escalator?

December 17, 2017

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Yes, your translation should also be accepted. 电梯 is ambiguously used for both elevators (lifts) and escalators (moving staircases).

BTW, some other words for elevators and escalators (with literal translation):

  • elevators: 升降机 (shēng jiàng jī) lifts that goes up and down
  • escalators:
    • 手扶电梯 (shǒu fú dián tī) electrical staircases with handrails
    • 自动扶梯 (zì dòng fú tī) automatic staircases with handrails
    • 自动电梯 (zì dòng diàn tī) electrical automatic staircases
February 10, 2018

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Learning German I am not sure of the examples you gave but 电梯 is absolutely strictly used for elevators/lifts not escalators. If I'm not wrong, an escalator may be called 自动楼梯. However, 楼梯 (stairs) usually will suffice in casual conversation.

April 22, 2018

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In Taiwan

Escalator 手扶梯 or 電扶梯 Elevator 電梯

升降機 is not equal to 電梯. It's used in the factory mostly.

July 4, 2018

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My students from mainland china told me that 电梯 can be elevator or escalator. I could be wrong, but I think I've also seen signs about escalators using 电梯.

September 18, 2018

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Yeah, I tried "Where is the escalator?" because it's in Wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E9%9B%BB%E6%A2%AF.

April 3, 2018
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