English Sentence:

Rather than driving in the rain, let's have a cup of coffee then get back on the road. It's safer this way.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

與其在大雨中開車,不如先喝杯咖啡再上路;這樣比較安全。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

与其在大雨中开车,不如先喝杯咖啡再上路;这样比较安全。

Pinyin:

yu3 qi2 zai4 da4 yu3 zhong1 kai1 che1, bu4 ru2 xian1 he1 bei1 ka1 fei1 zai4 shang4 lu4;zhe4 yang4 bi3 jiao4 an1 quan2.

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與其   与其

yǔ qí

rather than, not so much as

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zài

1. in, at, on 2. located at 3. at the moment (ongoing action) 4. to be, to exist 5. (an indicator of location or time)

Here: in, at, on

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大雨   大雨

dà yǔ

heavy rain

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zhōng

1. in, within 2. centre 3. central, middle 4. (short for China) 5. (short for Chinese) 6. in the course of, during, -ing

Here: in, within

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開車   开车

kāi chē

to drive a car

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不如   不如

bù rú

not as good as, inferior to

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xiān

1. first, prior, in advance 2. an earlier generation 3. the late

Here: first, prior, in advance

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to drink

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bēi

1. cup, glass 2. (a measure word for glass, cup, mug)

Here: (a measure word for glass, cup, mug)

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咖啡   咖啡

kā fēi

coffee

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zài

1. again, twice, once more 2. further, furthermore 3. then

Here: then

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上路   上路

shàng lù

to be on one's way, to start a journey

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這樣   这样

zhè yàng

1. this way, like this 2. this kind of 3. so, such

Here: this kind of, this way

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比較   比较

bǐ jiào

1. to compare 2. more, comparatively

Here: more, comparatively

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安全   安全

ān quán

safe, secure

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