Study Abroad Student Handbook
China China
Center for Global Education

Phrases To Know in China

Arrest

  • I am an United States citizen.
      我是美國人
    wo3 shi4 mei3 guo2 ren2.
  • Please call the United States Embassy/Consulate immediately.
      請立既給美國大使館打電話
    qing3 li4 ji4 gei3 mei3 guo2 da4 shi3 guan3 da3 dian4 hua4
  • I have a right to call the United States Embassy/Consulate.
      我有權利給美國大使館打電話
    wo3 you3 quan2 li4 gei3 mei3 guo2 da4 shi3 guan3 da3 dian4 hua4

Food and Water

  • Where is the market?
      商店在哪兒
    shang1 dian4 zai4 nar3?
  • Where can I get something to eat?
      我能到哪兒買吃的東西
    wo3 neng2 dao4 nar3 mai3 chi1 de dong1 xi?
  • I am allergic to ...
      我對.....過敏
    wo3 dui4...guo4 min3
  • Is this safe drinking water?
      這水能喝嗎
    zhe4 shui3 neng2 he1 ma?
  • I can't/don't eat meat/pork, etc.
      我不能吃肉/豬肉
    wo3 bu4 neng2 chi1 rou4/zhu1 rou4

General Information

  • My name is ...
      我的名子是
    wo3 de ming2 zi shi4
  • Please speak slowly.
      請說的慢一點
    qing3 shuo4 de man4 yi1 dianr3
  • Where is the nearest (bathroom, telephone, bank, internet café, ...)?
      最近的 (廁所, 電話,銀行) 在哪兒?
    zui4 jin4 de (ce4 suo3, dian4 hua4, yin2 hang2) zai4 nar3?
  • Where can I find information about ...?
      我到哪能找到.....信息?
    wo3 dao4 nar3 neng2 zhao3 dao4...xin4 xi2?
  • Can you show me on this map?
      請你在地圖上指給我看
    qing3 ni3 zai4 di4 tu2 shang4 zhi3 gei3 wo3 kan1
  • Can you contact this person for me?
      請你幫我和這個人聯系?
    qing3 ni3 bang1 wo3 he2 zhe4 ge ren2 lian2 xi4
  • I don't understand.
      我不懂
    wo3 bu4 dong3
  • What (time, date, day) is it?
      什么 (時間, 日子)?
    shen2 me (shi2 jian1, ri4 zi) ?
  • Can you give me directions to ...?
      請告訴我去
    qing3 gao4 su wo3 qu4...?
  • Can you write this down for me?
      請你把這寫下來
    qing3 ni3 ba zhe4 xie3 xia lai?
  • I'm lost.
      我走丟了
    wo3 zuo3 diu1 le

Help

  • This is an emergency.
      這是緊急情況
    zhe4 shi4 jin3 ji2 qing2 kuang4
  • I need help.
      我需要幫忙
    wo3 xu1 yao1 bang1 mang2
  • Where is the police station?
      警察局在哪兒
    jing3 cha2 ju2 zai4 nar3?
  • Where can I get help?
      我到哪找急救
    wo3 dao4 nar3 zhao3 ji2 jiu4
  • Please help me!
      請救我
    qing3 jiu4 wo3!
  • Stop! Thief!
      站住! 小偷!
    zhang4 zhu4! xiao3 tou1!

Medical

  • My blood type is ...
      我的血形是
    wo3 de xue4 xing2 shi4....
  • Please take me to the hospital/doctor.
      請代我去醫院
    qing3 dai4 wo3 qu4 yi1 yuan4.
  • I'm allergic to penicillin/aspirin.etc.
      我對匹斯林過敏
    wo3 dui4 pi3 si1 lin2 guo4 min3
  • I'm not feeling well.
      我不舒服
    wo3 bu4 shu1 fu
  • How do I get to the (doctor, hospital)?
      我怎么去醫院
    wo3 zen3 me qu4 yi1 yuan4?
  • I am diabetic, etc.
      我有糖尿病
    wo3 you3 tang2 niao4 bing4

Money

  • Do you take travelers' checks?
      你收玈行支票嗎
    ni3 shou1 lu4 xing2 zhi1 piao4 ma?
  • Do you take credit cards?
      你收信用卡嗎
    ni3 shou1 xin4 yong4 ka3 ma?
  • Where can I exchange money?
      我在哪換錢
    wo3 zai4 nar3 huan4 qian2?
  • Where is the closest ATM?
      最近的取錢機在哪兒
    zui4 jin4 de qu3 qian2 ji1 zai4 nar3?
  • I need a cash advance from my credit card.
      我要從信用卡上取現金
    wo3 yao1 cong1 xin4 yong4 ka3 shang4 qu3 xian4 jin1.
  • What is the exchange rate for (dollars) to (local currency)?
      美元和人民幣的兌換率是多少
    mei3 yuan he ren min bi de dui4 huan4 lv4 shi4 duo1 shao3?
  • How much does this cost?
      這個多少錢?
    zhe4 ge duo1 shao3 qian2?

Transportation

  • How long is the trip?
      這個玈程有多長
    zhe ge lv3 cheng2 you3 duo1 chang2
  • How much is the ticket?
      多少錢一張票
    duo1 shao3 qian2 yi1 zhang1 piao4?
  • Can you take me to a (bus,taxi,train,metro)?
      請你代我去(公共汽車, 出租車,地鐵)?
    qing3 ni3 dai4 wo3 qu4 (gong1 gong4 qi4 che1, qu1 zu1 che1, huo3 che1, di4 tie3)
  • Please take me to the airport.
      請代我去飛機場
    qing dai wo qu fei ji chang
  • Does this bus/metro stop at...?
      這個車在....停嗎?
    zhe ge che zai....ting ma?
  • Are there student rates?
      有學生價嗎
    you3 xue2 sheng jia4 ma?
  • Where can I get a (bus, taxi, train, metro)?
      我到哪去乘 (公共汽車, 出租車,地鐵)?
    wo3 dao4 nar3 qu4 cheng2(gong1 gong4 qi4 che1, qu1 zu1 che1, huo3 che1, di4 tie3)
  • Where can I rent a car?
      我到哪兒去租車?
    wo dao nar qu qi che?
  • What is the fare?
      多少錢?
    duo shao qian?
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