Do you regularly take taxis to get to your destination? Jesse Edbrooke is quite the taxi rider, especially when he is in Asia, so it’s important for him to know the word for taxi in Chinese! This is a little more difficult than it sounds because different regions in China use different words to describe taxis, so ShaoLan makes sure you learn the correct terms used in different areas. She then also takes the opportunity to teach the words for other types of transportation which all use the “vehicle” character, so it’s easy to remember lots of transportation names quickly.
The Chinese word for “taxi” is 出租車/出租车. The first two characters 出租 mean “to rent” and the final character 車/车 means “vehicle.” So the “vehicle to rent” is a taxi, 出租車/出租车.