Learn Mandarin: 8 Survival Topics in China

New in China? Feel overwhelmed by the Chinese conversations you heard everywhere? Let me help you to lighten up and drop your worries by simply learning the following real-life scenario Mandarin Chinese. Here are some useful Sentences for 8 Survival Topics in China:

In the Restaurant

要这个(Yào zhège)。

I want this (one).

不要了(Bú yào le)。

I don’t want anything else.

可以打包吗(Kěyǐ dǎbāo ma)?

Can you pack the leftover food for me?

Shopping

我看看(Wǒ kànkan)。

I’m just having a look.

这个多少钱(Zhège duōshǎo qián)?

How much is this?

便宜一点儿行吗(Piányi yìdiǎner xíngma)?

Could you give me a reduction?

Take a Taxi

请开一下后备箱(Qǐng kāi yíxià hòubèixiāng)。

Please open the trunk.

请快一点(Qǐng kuài yìdiǎn)。

Please go a little faster.

大概要多长时间(Dàgài yào duōcháng shíjiān)?

Roughly how long does it take?

Ask for Directions

这儿附近有饭馆吗(zhèer fùjìn yǒu fànguǎn ma)?

Are there any restaurants near here?

去图书馆怎么走(Qù túshūguǎn zěnme zǒu)?

How can I get to library?

在哪里下车(Zài nǎli xiàchē)?

Where do I get off?

Ask for Time

现在几点(Xiànzài jǐdiǎn)?

What time is it now?

今天几号(Jīntiān jǐ hào)?

What is the date today?

火车几点开(Huǒchē jǐdiǎn kāi)?

What time dose the train leave?

Mailing

寄到美国要多少钱(Jìdào měiguó yào duōshǎo qián)?

How much does it cost to send it toAmerica?

特快专递多少钱(Tèkuài zhuāndì duōshǎo qián)?

How much is it by express delivery?

什么时候能到(Shénme shíhou néng dào)?

When will it be delivered?

Make Telephone Calls

喂,找谁(Wèi, zhǎo shuí)?

Hello! Who are you looking for?

打错了(Dǎ cuò le)。

You’ve got the wrong number.

我听不见(Wǒ tīng bù jiàn)。

I can’t hear you.

Ask for Help

你能帮我一个忙吗(Nǐ néng bang wǒ yígè máng ma)?

Can you do me a favor?

救命(Jiùmìng)!

Help!

非常感谢(Fēicháng gǎnxiè)!

Thank you very much indeed!

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