The Chinese word 堵车 is a compound word that literally means “traffic jam” or “traffic congestion”. It is commonly used in China to describe the situation where there are too many vehicles on the road and traffic is moving slowly or not at all. The word is often used in discussions about transportation and urban planning, and is a common complaint among commuters in large cities.
Noun: traffic jam
|今天早上上班的时候，路上堵车了一个小时||jīntiān zǎoshang shàngbān de shíhòu, lùshàng dǔchēle yígè xiǎoshí||This morning, it took me an hour to get to work because of the traffic jam|
|昨天下午，市中心的交通非常拥堵||zuótiān xiàwǔ, shì zhōngxīn de jiāotōng fēicháng yōngdǔ||Yesterday afternoon, the traffic in the city center was very congested|
|晚高峰时段，这条路总是堵车||wǎn gāofēng shídùn, zhè tiáo lù zǒngshì dǔchē||This road is always congested during rush hour|
|由于堵车，我迟到了半个小时||yóuyú dǔchē, wǒ chídàole bàn gè xiǎoshí||I was half an hour late due to the traffic jam|
|这个城市的交通状况越来越糟糕，每天都会堵车||zhège chéngshì de jiāotōng zhuàngkuàng yuè lái yuè zāogāo, měitiān dōuhuì dǔchē||The traffic situation in this city is getting worse and worse, and there is a traffic jam every day|