How can I talk about speed limits in Chinese? For example, how would I say, "That road has a 50 mile-per-hour speed limit?

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    By the way 公里 is kilometer [like in the title] and 英里 is mile [like in the main text].
    – Becky 李蓓
    Nov 15, 2019 at 0:11

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Firstly, for the example you provided, you may say 那条路限速50英里 then I will know it is 50 miles/hour

secondly, in China the default unit is kilometers per hour for speed limit, so if you want to say "that road has a 50 km/h speed limit" you can just say 那条路限速50

  • If OP is uncomfortable with this, 那条路限速一小时50英里 would also be perfectly grammatical, if a bit longer.
    – YiFan
    Nov 16, 2019 at 14:12
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    @YiFan, right, grammatically, if a word to word translation is needed, 一小时 need to be included somewhere. My answer is more commonly used when people communicate.
    – sylvia
    Nov 18, 2019 at 7:19

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