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Talking about Directions
There''s no need to panic if you get lost in Beijing. Being a major metropolis, Beijingers are very friendly towards foreigners, some people could even give you directions in English.
When asking for directions in Beijing, notice that because Beijing is designed in a strictly North South layout, most people refer to the points of campus rather than directions like left or right. So instructions often go along the lines of "go east a hundred meters and turn north", instead of "go straight ahead and turn left". But in other cities in China as in around world, most people will refer to left and right when giving directions
A Beijing metropolitan area map is a good idea when you get to Beijing and need to get around. Aside from passing pedestrians who can help you find your way, you can also seek help from the traffic police working on the streets, because they know the areas like the back of their hands. Also, people working in subway stations, taxi drivers and others can all offer assistance. Beijingers usually don''t refer to streets or suburbs, so it''s handy to remember major buildings or landmarks when you go out, to avoid getting lost.
"还是坐地铁去吧！"一"，I ''d better take the subway!"还是" is used to show that the choice has come after consideration and comparison.
"往东一拐就到"Make a turn to the east and you''re there. " Using the""一……就……" pattern means that after an action or condition occurs, immediately following another action or condition would occur.
"一学就会 " As soon as you learn you''ll know how . "一看就懂 ""As soon as you take a look you''ll understand．"
The verb在means to be. In using"在 ", the object is usually a direction word or a noun showing position. For example, in front, where, on the right, etc.