Huoche 火车- Daily Mandarin Lesson

The Mandarin Chinese word for “vehicle” is chē 車. There are many types of vehicles, so chē is combined with other words to describe everything from taxis to bicycles.

Trains were originally powered by steam and fire, so the Mandarin Chinese word for train is huǒchē 火車 – fire vehicle. The first character in huǒchē is 火 – fire.
Examples of Huoche
 
    Tā zuò huǒchē dào Shànghǎi.
    他坐火車到上海。
    他坐火车到上海。
    He is going to Shanghai by train.

    Nǐ zuìhǎo shì zuò huǒchē dào Táiběi.
    你最好是坐火車到台北。
    你最好是坐火车到台北。
    You would be best to go to Taipei by train.


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