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    #1

    Smile this taxi going around?

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?


    A: ⓐhey, donít you think this taxi going around?
    ⓑhey, donít you think this taxi driving in circle?
    I dimly remember this is not the way to get to the city-hall.
    ⓐThere are short-cut.
    ⓑThere are quicer way.

    B: Then donít whisper to me directly ask driver.

    A: I donít dare. Can you see his looks? Iím so scared man.
    I better shut up.


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    #2

    Re: this taxi going around?

    Flytho, are these sories fictitious or they happened to you?

    A: ⓐhey, don’t you think this taxi is going around?
    ⓑhey, don’t you think this taxi is driving in a circle?

    I dimly remember this is not the way to get to the city-hall.
    ⓐThere are is a short-cut. There is a shorter route.
    ⓑThere are is a quicker way.

    B: Then don’t whisper to me; ask the driver directly.


    A: I don’t dare (or I daren't). Can you see his looks? I’m so scared, man.
    I (had) better shut up.


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    #3

    Re: this taxi going around?

    Thanks for your help

    Would you let me know which one is more natural english?
    or are there other ways to say this situation?

    ⓐhey, donít you think this taxi is going around?
    ⓑhey, donít you think this taxi is driving in a circle?


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    #4

    Re: this taxi going around?

    Neither of them is very good. Say this:
    My instincts say that the taxi driver is taking us on a circuitous ride through town.
    http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/dic...circuitous.php

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    Re: this taxi going around?

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Neither of them is very good. Say this:
    My instincts say that the taxi driver is taking us on a circuitous ride through town.
    circuitous - Definition of circuitous - online dictionary powered by PowerVocabularyBuilder.com
    ...driving us in circle would be better. Circuitous is not very good, to my ear.

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