Top 100 Usefull Chinese Phrases

Are you going to travel or live in China. You may be interested in learning some common Chinese phrases. Below is a collection of basic Chinese phrases These phrases are shown in simplified Chinese characters (used in Mainland China). The pronunciation is marked with standard Mandarin Chinese Pinyin.

Chinese phrases

Basic phrases

1. Excuse me 请问 qǐngwén
2. Goodbye 再见 zàijiàn
3. Thank you 谢 谢 Xièxie
4. I’m sorry. 对不起 Duìbuqǐ

Greetings

5. Welcome 欢迎光临 huānyíng guānglín.
6. Good morning. 早上好 Zǎoshang hǎo.
7. Happy New Year 新年快乐 xīnnián kuàilè.
8. Happy Birthday! 生日快乐! Shēngrì kuàilè.
9. Wish you a prosperous new year 恭喜发财 gōngxǐ fācái.
10. Good luck! 祝你好运! Zhù nǐ hǎoyùn.

Can you speak English?

11. Do you speak English? 你会说英语吗?nǐ huì shuō yīngyǔ ma?
12. How do you say … in Mandarin? … 中文怎么说? … zhōngwén zěnme shuō.
13. I don’t understand 我听不懂 wǒ tīngbùdǒng.
14. Please say that again 请你再说一遍 Qǐng nǐ zàishuō yībiàn.
15. Can You Speak Slowly? 请说慢一点。Qǐng shuō màn yīdiǎn.
16. I don’t know 我不知道 wǒ bù zhīdào.

Nice to meet you.

17. Hello, 你好 Nǐ hǎo.
18. I am very glad to meet you. 很高兴认识您。 Hěn gāo xìng rèn shí nín.
19. What is your name? 您叫什么名字? nín jiaò shén me míng zì?
20. My name is Luo Lun Si.我叫罗论丝 wǒ jiaò lúo lún sī.
21. I’m leaving. 我要走了。 Wǒ yào zǒule.

Where are you from?

22. Where are you from? 你从哪里来? Nǐ cóng nǎlǐ lái?
23. I’m from the U.S 我从美国来。 Wǒ cóng měiguó lái

Asking about age

24. How old are you? 你多大了? Nǐ duōdàle?
25. I’m twenty-five years old. 我二十五岁了。 Wǒ èrshíwǔ suìle.

Something is lost.

26. My mobile phone is lost. 我手机丢了。 Wǒ shǒujī diūle.
27. My passport is lost. 我护照丢了。 Wǒ hùzhào diūle.
28. My wallet is lost. 我钱包丢了。 Wǒ qiánbāo diūle.
29. My baggage is lost. 我箱子丢了。 Wǒ xiāngzi diūle

Date

30. Today 今天 Jīntiān
31. Tomorrow 明天 Míngtiān
32. Yesterday 昨天 Zuótiān
33. What’s the date today? 今天几号? Jīntiān jǐ hào?
34 It is September 1st. 今天九月1号。 Jīntiān jiǔ yuè 1 hào.

Time

35. What time is it please? 请问现在几点了? Qǐng wèn xiàn zài jǐ diǎn le?
36. It is 10:20 现在10点20。Xiànzài Shí diǎn èrshí.
37. In the morning 上午 Shàngwǔ.
38. At noon, 中午 Zhōngwǔ.
39. In the afternoon 下午 Xiàwǔ.
40. In the evening 晚上 Wǎnshàng.

Being sick

41. I feel sick. 我有点不舒服。 Wǒ yǒudiǎn bú shūfú.
42. I’ve got a cold. 我感冒了。Wǒ gǎnmàole.
43. I’ve got a cold. 我发烧了。Wǒ fāshāole.
44. It hurts here 这儿疼 zhè’er téng.
45. I need a doctor 我要看医生。 Wǒ yào kàn yīshēng.
46. I need to go to hospital 我要去医院 Wǒ yào qù yīyuàn.

Number

47. One, Two, Three 一、二、三 Yī, èr, sān
48. Four, Five, Six 四、五、六 Sì, wǔ, liù
49. Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten 七、八、九、十 Qī, bā, jiǔ, shí
50. One hunderd 一百 Yībǎi

Asking for directions

51. I’m lost 我迷路了。 Wǒ mílùle.
52. Where is …? …在哪里 …Zài nǎlǐ?
53. Can you tell me how to go to + place, please? 请问怎么去…? Qǐng wèn zěn me qù…?
54. Where do you want to go? 你要去哪里? Nǐ yào qù nǎlǐ?
55. Airport 机场 Jīchǎng
56. Railway Station 火车站 Huǒchē zhàn
57. Taxi 出租车 Chūzū chē
58. Subway 地铁 Dìtiě
59. East 东 Dōng;South 南 Nán; West 西 Xi; North 北 Běi
60. Straight ahead 直走 Zhí zǒu
61. Turn left 左转 Zuǒ zhuǎn
62. Turn right 右转 Yòu zhuǎn

Money

63. I want to exchange money. 我想换钱。Wǒ xiǎng huànqián.
64. U.S.dollars 美元 Měiyuán
65. Chinese Yuan 人民币 Rénmínbì
66. Bank 银行 Yínháng

Restroom

67. Rest-room. 厕所 Cè suǒ / 洗手间 xǐshǒujiān
68. Where are the restrooms? 厕所在哪里? Cèsuǒ zài nǎlǐ?
69. Men’s restroom 男(厕所) Nán (Cè suǒ)
70. Ladies’ room 女 (厕所) Nǚ (Cè suǒ)

Shopping

71. How much money? 多少钱 Duōshao qián?
72. Too expensive 太贵了Taì guì le.
73. Cheaper please. 便宜点。Pián yi diǎn.
74. I want 我要 Wǒ yào
75. I don’t want 我不要 Wǒ Bùyào
76. I’d like to go to the supermarket. 我想去超市。 Wǒ xiǎng qù chāoshì.

Internet

77. Excuse me, is there any wifi here? 请问,这里 有 wifi 吗? Qǐngwèn,zhèlǐ yǒuwifi ma?
78. What’s the password? 密码 是 多少? Mìmǎ shì duōshao?

Phone

79. What’s your telephone number? 你手机多少? Nǐ shǒujī duōshǎo?
80. Make phone call. 打电话。Dǎ diànhuà
81. Add me on WeChat. 加我的微信。 Jiā wǒ de wéi xìn.

Travel

82. I’m having fun. 我玩得很开心。 Wǒ wán de hěn kāixīn.
83. Could you take my picture, please? 请帮我拍下照。 Qǐng bāng wǒ pāi xià zhào.

Restaurant

84. I’m hungry. 我饿死了。 Wǒ è sǐ le。
85. Please wait a second.请稍等。Qǐng shāo děng.
86. Can I look at the menu, please 请给我看看菜单 qǐng gěi wǒ kànkan Càidān
87. Do you have an English menu 你有没有英文菜单… nǐ yŏu méi yǒu yīngwén càidān.
88. Yes, we have one 有 Yǒu
89. No, we don’t 没有 Méi yǒu
90. I’m a vegetarian 我吃素的 wǒ chī sù de.
91. Pork meat 猪肉 Zhūròu
92. Chicken meat 鸡肉 Jīròu
93. Beef 牛肉 Niúròu
94. Vegetables 蔬菜 Shūcài
95. Tofu豆腐 Dòufu
96. Noodles 面条 Miàntiáo
97. It was delicious 好吃极了。 hǎochī jí le.
98. The check, please 请结帐。 qǐng jiézhàng.

Other useful phrases

99. Call the police! 报警! Bàojǐng.
100. Help! 救命! Jiùmìng!

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