最短的路未必最快 The short route may not be the quickest


yì tiān, yì gè zhíyuán zhèng zài jí jí máng máng gǎn zhe shàng bān. yīn wéi zhè yì tiān gōng sī yǒu gè hěn zhòng yào de huì yì, huì yì zhōng de biǎo xiàn guān xì dào tā néng fǒu shēng zhí, suǒ yǐ tā bù néng chí dào.

一天,一个职员正在急急忙忙赶着上班。因为这一天公司有个很重要的会议,会议中的表现关系到他能否升职,所以他不能迟到。

hǎo bù róng yì cái děng dào le yí liàng chū zū chē. jí jí máng máng shàng chē hòu, tā duì sī jī shuō: “wǒ gǎn shí jiān, bài tuō nín zǒu zuì duǎn de lù!”

好不容易才等到了一辆出租车。急急忙忙上车后,他对司机说:“我赶时间,拜托您走最短的路!”

sī jī wèn tā: “zǒu zuì duǎn de lù, hái shì zǒu zuì kuài de lù? ” zhí yuán bù míng bái, sī jī yòu shuō:“ xiàn zài shì fán máng shí jiān, zuì duǎn de lù dōu huì dǔ chē. wǒmen bì xū rào dào zǒu, cái shì zuì kuài de fāng fǎ.”

司机问他:“走最短的路,还是走最快的路?” 职员不明白,司机又说:“现在是繁忙时间,最短的路都会堵车。我们必须绕道走,才是最快的方法。”

yóu yù le yí huìr, zhí yuán zuì hòu hái shì tīng le sī jī de jiàn yì. lù tú zhōng tā kàn jiàn bù yuǎn chù de jiē dào jǐ de shuǐ xiè bù tōng, nà zhèng shì nà tiáo zuì duǎn de lù.

犹豫了一会儿,职员最后还是听了司机的建议。路途中他看见不远处的街道挤得水泄不通,那正是那条最短的路。

sī jī shuō de hěn duì, suī rán lù chéng bǐ jiào yuǎn, què bǐ zǒu zuì duǎn de lù gèng kuài de dào dá mù de dì.

司机说得很对,虽然路程比较远,却比走最短的路更快地到达目的地。

zhí yuán zuì zhōng gǎn shàng le zhè cì huì yì.

职员最终赶上了这次会议。

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Vocabs:

zhí yuán 职员: employee

jí jí máng máng 急急忙忙: in a rush, hurriedly (急急忙忙 + verb.)

biǎo xiàn 表现: (n.) performance

guān xì 关系: (v.) relate to, have respect to

néng fǒu 能否: whether or not

shēng zhí 升职: to be promoted, to move up in career

hǎo bù róng yì 好不容易: with difficulty but manage to do, not easily but succeed to do..

sī jī 司机: driver

gǎn shí jiān 赶时间: run after time, in a hurry

bài tuō 拜托: (could you) please

fán máng 繁忙: busy

dǔ chē 堵车: traffic jam

rào dào 绕道: take detour

yóu yù 犹豫: to hesitate

jiàn yì 建议: (n.) suggestion

shuǐ xiè bù tōng 水泄不通: jam-packed (literally: so crowded that water can’t even pass)

mù de dì目的地: destination

Homework:
1. 职员为什么这么急急忙忙去上班?
2. 司机为什么建议绕道走?
3. 职员最终有没有赶上会议?

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2 thoughts on “最短的路未必最快 The short route may not be the quickest

  1. December 23, 2015

    Gonzalo Reply

    大概这位司机实在想了帮助职员。但是出租车司机都是否这是最快的路,从来选择最短的路因为他们想赚很多钱 哈哈哈。

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