How to take the Subway
The subway is an excellent way to get around many of the largest cities in Latin America. To help avoid being the guy who blocks the turnstile during rush hour, travel with idiomaPRO to learn how to buy a rechargeable metro card and get around the subway station without getting lost!
First we will learn key vocabulary and then YOU will buy your own "bip!" card in this video and recharge it before boarding the subway. Happy travels, friends!
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Hi guys. Today we are going to learn how to take the subway in a Spanish-speaking country and we will see an example taking the subway here in Santiago de Chile. Let's go.
In Latin America some of the largest cities have metro. It is normally an easy way to get around the city. Today we will learn how to buy a ticket or a travel card, recharge the card and navigate the station without getting lost.
First let's learn the key vocabulary related to taking the subway in a Spanish-speaking country.
To take the metro, the first thing you have to do is pay for the trip. In some places you can buy a ticket that is used only once but here in Santiago you have to buy a "bip!" You put money on the card and you can pay for trips on the subway. You can buy the card and recharge it at the ticket office or at the self-service machines. I show you how to do it.
If you want to talk to a real person, you can buy or reload the "bip!" at the box office. Too easy. Look.
Client: I need to buy a "bip!" Card, please.
Cashier: Sure. With what balance?
Client: I want to put three thousand pesos on the card.
Cashier: Very good.
Client: Here you have five thousand.
Cashier: Three thousand out of five thousand ... here is the card and your change of two thousand.
Now you are going to buy your card. Read the words that appear on your screen.
[Repeat conversation from above]
You can also use the self-service machine to buy or recharge your "bip!" Card. I show you how to use it.
Well, guys. Now let's load our card "beep!" on this machine, which is to load automatically. We have our card. There are two options: you can load the card "beep!" or buy a "beep!" You can also choose the language. Load a "beep!" and buy a "beep!"
We have the card and insert and the card is only there. Carry with cash and choose the amount to be charged. Insert your cash. (Wait a moment, charged cash.) Remove your proof of charge.) Remove your "beep!" Card. Withdraw your voucher and then withdraw your card.
Now you are going to try. Pretend you were here and touch the screen to recharge your card. Insert your cash. Remove your cargo receipt. Remove your "beep!" Card.
The price of a subway ticket varies during the day depending on when you are traveling. It costs you more money if you travel during rush hour in the morning and rush hour in the afternoon.
In other cities the price may vary depending on the distance you are traveling on the metro. You must make sure you find out the prices of the meter on your website before traveling. Now, guys, let's travel!
Well guys, we're here at Universidad de Chile and we want to get to this point, Pedro de Valdivia. Then, we take this red line towards Los Dominicos. Now I'm going to swipe the card, scan it, reduce the balance, and I'll go through the turnstiles.
Well guys, we've reached our destination. Here is the exit. Let's go.
Well guys, if you want to comment on the differences of the metro in Santiago and the metro in your city, leave us a comment below. You are ready to travel on the subway. Chau my friends. See you.
Cliente: Necesito comprar una tarjeta "bip!", por favor .
Customer: I need to buy a bip! card, please.
Cajera: Claro. ¿Con qué saldo?
Cashier: Of course. With what balance?
Cliente: Quiero poner tres mil pesos en la tarjeta.
Customer: I want to put three thousand pesos on the card.
Cajera: Muy bien.
Cashier: No problem.
Cliente: Aquí tienes cinco mil.
Customer: Here you have five thousand.
Cajera: Tres mil de cinco mil... aquí tienes la tarjeta y el vuelto de 2.000.
Cashier: Three thousand from five thousand... here's your card and two thousand pesos in change.