The Chinese word 乘坐 means “to ride” or “to take a ride”. It is commonly used when referring to transportation, such as taking a bus, train, or airplane. For example, one might say “我要乘坐飞机去北京” which means “I want to take a plane to Beijing”. The word can also be used in a more general sense, such as “乘坐电梯” which means “to ride an elevator”.
Verb: to ride (in a vehicle)
|我们要乘坐公交车去市中心||wǒmen yào chéngzuò gōngjiāochē qù shì zhōngxīn||We need to take the bus to the city center|
|他们决定乘坐高铁去北京||tāmen juédìng chéngzuò gāotiě qù běijīng||They decided to take the high-speed train to Beijing|
|我们可以乘坐缆车到山顶||wǒmen kěyǐ chéngzuò lǎnchē dào shāndǐng||We can take the cable car to the mountaintop|
|请乘坐电梯到三楼||qǐng chéngzuò diàntī dào sān lóu||Please take the elevator to the third floor|
|她喜欢乘坐自行车去上班||tā xǐhuan chéngzuò zìxíngchē qù shàngbān||She likes to ride her bike to work|
|我们可以乘坐渡轮到对面的岛屿||wǒmen kěyǐ chéngzuò dùlún dào duìmiàn de dǎoyǔ||We can take the ferry to the island across from us|
|他们要乘坐飞机去美国旅行||tāmen yào chéngzuò fēijī qù měiguó lǚxíng||They are going to travel to the United States by plane|
乘坐 is part of HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 5.