Chinese Viral Video: Woman tows away a tow truck

Recently a video appeared and spread around the Internet forums in China. In the video an illegally parked car is about to be towed. The woman driver can be seen arguing with the tow truck driver before becoming extremely angry, jumping into her car and starting the engine. She then uses the front wheels of the car to drive away, taking the tow truck with her leaving the flabbergasted tow truck driver chasing behind.

最近在網路上,出現一段令人驚奇的影片廣在大陸論壇中流傳。片中,有一輛車違規遭拖車吊起,女駕駛當場與拖吊人員理論,之後氣不過,就直接跑進駕駛座,發動引擎用前輪開車,將拖吊車一併帶走,讓傻眼的拖車司機在後面狂追。

Tow Truck

According to the “Eastern Morning News”, the video actually appeared on the Internet in 2008, but it only recently attracted the interest of netizens. The authenticity of the video has also been called in question, some saying the woman’s actions were too swift, with others saying that it is the stunt of a car manufacturer.

根據《東方早報》指出,這段影片其實早在2008年就放在網路上,但最近才引起網友們的熱切關注,其影片的真實性也受到質疑。有人感歎,片中女車主實在太過「剽悍」,也有人認為,這根本是汽車公司特別拍的短劇吧。

The media analysed the video and pointed out that towing away a tow truck with your car would result in a heftier fine, so very few people would actually follow through. An Eastern Morning News reporter after careful analysis discovered that the video was in fact planned, and didn’t really happen on a public road.

之後有媒體分析指出,當場把拖吊車拖走的行為,會加重對車主的處罰,所以很少人會真的做出如此行徑。《東方早報》記者詳細調查後就發現,這段影片其實是由一個團隊計畫拍攝的,而沒有真正發生在一般的馬路上過。

廣在…流傳 (广在…流传)

Pinyin: guǎng zài … liú chuán
English: spread/propagate widely, literally: “widely in (place) spread”, 廣為流傳 (广为流传) can also be used if a place is not specified
Example: 廣在大陸論壇中流傳 ; spread widely on the Chinese forums

違規(违规)

Pinyin:
English: short for 違反規定 (违反规定)which means to “violate law/regulation”
Example: 一輛車違規遭拖車吊起; a car in violation of (traffic) regulations was hoisted up by a tow truck

駕駛(驾驶)

Pinyin: jià shǐ
English: driver
Example:  女駕駛當場與拖吊人員理論; the woman driver argued with the two truck driver

氣不過 (气不过)

Pinyin: qì bú guò
English: extremelty angry
Example: 之後氣不過,就直接跑進駕駛座; (she) then became extremely angry, and got into the car

發動引擎 (发动引擎)

Pinyin: fā dòng yǐn qíng
English: start/launch (發動) engine (引擎)
Example: 發動引擎用前輪開車; (she) started the engine and used the front wheels to drive the car

傻眼(傻眼)

Pinyin: shǎ yǎn
English: flabbergasted, astonished
Example: 讓傻眼的拖車司機在後面狂追; left the astonished tow truck driver crazily chasing behind