Mandarin travel phrases

Mandarin travel phrases

  • I planned my trip, booked my flight, travelled the land and I am now back. Here are some Mandarin travel phrases for travelling China that really helped me get by in China. Make sure you look up the correct pronunciation of the tones. They’re important!

 

Chinese English
Nǐ hǎo Hello
Nǐ hǎo ma How are you?
Wǒ hěn hǎo I’m fine
Nǐ Zǎo Good Morning
Nǐ xiàwǔ hǎo Good Afternoon
wǎnshànghǎo Good Evening
Zuìjìn zěnme yàng How is life?
Nǐ ne How about you?
zàijiàn Goodbye
xièxie Thanks
Dàjiā Everyone
Lao Sh. Teacher (Respected Person)
Xué shěng Student
wǒ hěn hǎo I’m fine thanks
Hái xíng I’m fine
Yīngguó UK
Wǒ jiào _______ My name is _______
Duì Correct
Wǒ shì _______ rén I am from _________
Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì What’s your name?
Rén shì nǐ hěn gāo xíng Very happy to know you
Wǒ rén shì nǐ I know you
Rén shì nǐ wǒ yě hěn gāo xíng Nice to meet you too
Duìbùqǐ I am sorry
Wǒ shì yīngguò rén I am from the UK
Nǐ shì nǎ guórén What is your nationality
Wǒ shì I am
Zhōngguó China
Shì Yes
Bùshì No
Duì bù qí, wǒ bù dōng I’m sorry, I don’t understrand
Shén me Pardon?
Duì mǎ? Is this correct?
Wǒ bù zhīdào I don’t know
Xǐ shǒu jiān Toilet
Zài lóu shàng Upstairs
Zài lóu xià Downstairs
Zài èr lóu On the second floor
Nǐ qù nǎr Where are you going?
Qù fēijī chǎng Going to the airport
Qǐng shàng chē Please get in
Bù yòng xiè You are welcome
Wǒ bù huì shuō zhōngwén I can’t speak chinese
Wǒ bù dǒng zhōngwén I can’t understand chinese
Dì tiě zhàn zài hàn Where is the subway station?
Qì chē zhàn zài hàn Where is the bus station?
Dé guó Germany
Nǐ shì déguó rén ma You are German?
Déguó dàshǐ guǎn German Embassy
Shì fù Master/Teacher
Fēijī chǎng Airport
Qù shāng diàn Going to the shop
Chāoshì Supermarket
Huǒchē zhàn Train station
Lǎo Old
Fàn diàn Hotel/Restaurant
Qīng nián lù shè Hostel
Jiǔdiàn Hotel
Shǒudū jīchǎng Capital Airport
Chū zhá chē Taxi
Jiǔbā Pub
Mǎi piào I want to buy a ticket
Nǐ qù nǎr Where are you going?
Duōshǎo qián yī zhāng piào How much is one ticket?
Yào jǐ zhāng How many tickets?
Yī zhāng 1 ticket
Qù huǒchē zhàn duōshǎo qián How much is it to get to the train station?
1
Èr 2
Sān 3
4
5
Liù 6
7
8
Jiǔ 9
Shí 10
Líng 0
Bǎi Hundred
Yìngwò Hard Sleeper
Ruǎn zuò Soft Seat
Ying zuò Hard seat
Ruǎnwò Soft sleeper
Qī diǎn ling Wǔ 07:05
Liù diǎn Yī ke 06:15
Wǔ diǎn cha Yī ke 04:45
Jiǔ diǎn ban 09:30
Zuìzǎo shì jǐ diǎn What is the next available train?
Diǎn O’clock
Bàn Half (Past)
shàngwŭ Morning
zhōngwŭ Lunchtime
Xiàwǔ Afternoon
Nián Year
Yuè Month
Hao Day*
Běi North
Dōng East
Xi West
south Nán
Wo er ling yi san nian liu yue shi jia hao 2013 6 19
Píng Bottle
Shuǐ Water
Píjiǔ Beer
Chá Tea
Bēi Cup
Kuàngquán shuǐ Mineral water
Kāfēi Coffee
Bīng Ice
Nǐ hē shén me What do you want to drink
Táng Sugar
Jiǔ Wine
zai nar Where lies*
Shénme What
Càidān Menu
Chicken
Wo xiang chi Please bring me*
Zhè shì This is
Hái yào shénme What else do you want?
chăo Fried
Ròu Meat
Zhūròu Pork
Niúròu Beaf
Fúwùyuán Waiter
Wǒ diǎn cǎi I am ready to order
Xǐ wǎn mǐfàn Bowl of rice
Shūcài Vegetables
Shénme shíhou de piào When would you like to take the train?
Xuěbì Sprite

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