Qīngqing: Zuìjìn zǎoshàng lùshàng de chē yòu duōle qǐlái, nǐ zhīdào wèishénme ma?
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Huáhua: Yīnwèi xuéxiào kāixuéle ba! Fùmǔ dōu yào sòng háizi qù shàngxué, chē liúliàng jiù dàle.
Qīngqing: Nánguài jiānfēng shíjiān yòu kāishǐ sāichēle.
Huáhua: Nǐ jiù xiǎng bànfǎ bìkāi nàge shíduàn chūmén ba!
Qīngqing: Wǒ xiǎng wǒ gǎi zuò jiéyùn hǎole, suīrán wǒjiā lóuxià jiùshì gōngchē zhàn, dàn zuò gōngchē róngyì chídào, zhǐhǎo zǒu yuǎn yìdiǎn qù dā jiéyùn le.
Huáhua: Zhè yěshì ge hǎo bànfǎ, xīnkǔ nǐle!
Qingqing: Recently there are more cars on the road in the morning. Do you know why?
Huahua: Because school has started! Parents have to send their children to school, so there is more traffic.
Qingqing: No wonder there’s heavy traffic during rush hours again.
Huahua: You should find a way to avoid going out during that time.
Qingqing: I think I’ll take the MRT instead. Although there’s a bus stop right downstairs from my apartment, taking the bus often makes me late, so I’ll go a bit further to catch the MRT.
Huahua: That’s a good idea. You can do it!
1. 開學 (kāixué) school starts
2. 上學 (shàngxué) go to school
3. 流量 (liúliàng) flow, traffic flow
4. 難怪 (nánguài) no wonder
5. 尖峰時間 (jiānfēng shíjiān) rush hour
6. 塞車 (sāichē) heavy traffic, traffic jam
7. 遲到 (chídào) to be late
8. 搭 (dā) take a vehicle, can also be 坐(zuò) in Chinese
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