When you travel, it is common to rent a car. You will either call and make a reservation, or you will rent one by walking up to the counter. We will cover both scenarios here.
At the Counter 在柜台
If you are at the airport, you can ask an airport employee, “where is the rental car booth?” or “where can I rent a car?”如果你在机场，你可以问机场的员工:“出租汽车的摊位在哪里?”或者“我在哪里可以租到车?”
After you arrive at the place, you will ask if you any cars are available. Here is a common script.
“Hi. I would like to rent a car.” 你好，我想租辆车。
“Do you have any cars available?” 你们有车可以租吗？
They might ask, “Did you make a reservation?” In this scenario, you didn’t so you can answer, ‘no.’ If they don’t have any cars available, they will say, “I’m sorry, we do not have any cars available today.” If that is the case, then go to the next counter. Most airports have numerous car rental booths so you can keep asking until you find a company that has a car available. If you are going during peak vacation periods, it might be good to call and reserve one. But let’s continue with this scenario.
If they have a car available, they will ask what type of car or what size.如果他们有一辆车，他们会问什么样的车或什么尺寸。
“What size car would you like?” 你想要多大的车？
“What type of car would you like?” 你想要什么类型的车？
“What type of car do you need?” 你要什么类型的车？
“What sizes do you have?” 你们有什么大小的车？
“What are my options?” 有什么我可以选的？
“We have compact, midsize, full size, luxury, SUV, and a minivan.” 我们有紧凑、中型、大尺寸、豪华、SUV和小型货车。
“How much is the full size car?” 大尺寸的车多少钱?
“How much is the midsize car?” 中型车多少钱？
“How many does the full size car seat?” 大尺寸的车有多少个座位？
“How many can fit in the midsize car?” 中型车可以容纳多少人？
“I’ll take a midsize car.” 我要一辆中型车。