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Chinese greetings & polite words

Chinese greetings and words

Find your guide by asking someone

  • Excuse me - dǎ rǎo yī xià 打扰一下
  • Hello- nǐ hǎo 你好
  • Can you help me to make a phone call? - kě yǐ bāng wǒ dǎ gè diàn huà ma? 可以帮我打个电话吗?
  • I want to find my guide. - wǒ yào zhǎo wǒ de dǎo yóu我要找我的导游
  • This is his/her phone number. - zhè shì tā de diàn huà hào mǎ 这是他的电话号码
  • Thanks - xiè xie 谢谢

Find your hotel by asking someone or taking a taxi

  • Excuse me - dǎ rǎo yī xià 打扰一下
  • Can you tell me how to reach this hotel? –néng gào sù wǒ zěn me qù zhè gè jiǔ diàn ma 告诉我怎么去这个酒店吗
  • This is the hotel name, address and phone –zhè shì jiǔ diàn de míng zì dì zhǐ hé diàn huà 这是酒店的名字,地址和电话
  • Please drive me to the hotel – qǐng sòng wǒ qù jiǔ diàn请送我去酒店
  • Thanks - xiè xie 谢谢

Daily greetings

  • Hello- nǐ hǎo 你好
  • Good morning - zǎo shàng hǎo早上好
  • Good afternoon - wǎn shàng hǎo晚上好
  • Nice to meet you - hěn gāo xìng jiàn dào nǐ 很高兴见到你
  • Thank you for your help - xiè xiè nǐ de bāng zhù 谢谢你的帮助
  • Goodbye - zài jiàn 再见

Eat out

  • Rice - mǐ fàn 米饭
  • Vegetable - qīng cài 青菜
  • Noodle - miàn tiáo 面条
  • Bread - miàn bāo 面包
  • Pork - zhū ròu 猪肉
  • Beef - niú ròu 牛肉
  • Chicken - jī ròu鸡肉
  • fish - yú鱼
  • duck - yā zǐ 鸭子
  • eggs – jī dàn鸡蛋
  • No spicy - bú yào là jiāo不要辣椒
  • A little spicy - yī diǎn diǎn là jiāo一点点辣椒
  • Add some sugar - jiā diǎn tang加点糖
  • Beer - pí jiǔ 啤酒
  • Milk - niú nǎi 牛奶
  • Sprite – xuě bì 雪碧
  • Coca Cola - kě kǒu kě lè 可口可乐
  • Pepsi cola - bǎi shì kě lè 百事可乐
  • Tea - chá 茶

Shopping and bargain

  • How much –duō shǎo qián 多少钱
  • Too expensive –tài guì le 太贵了
  • Lower your price please - biàn yí diǎn lā 便宜点啦
  • I don't want to buy it –wǒ bú yào le 我不要了
  • I take it - wǒ mǎi tā le我买它了
  • Wish you a good business - zhù nǐ shēng yì hǎo祝你生意好
  • Goodbye - zài jiàn 再见