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Mandarin Chinese

Useful Phrases: Survival Basics

Master common courtesies like greetings and goodbyes, plus a few basic questions for getting around a new destination.

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    Mandarin Chinese

    Phonetics

  • Where is...?
    ...在哪里?
    ...zài náli?
  • How can I get to...?
    去...怎么走?
    Qù...zěnme zǒu?
  • Hello!
    你好!
    Níhǎo!
  • Goodbye.
    再见。
    Zàijiàn.
  • Thank you!
    谢谢!
    Xièxie!
  • You're welcome!
    不用谢!
    Búyòng xiè!
  • Excuse me.
    不好意思。
    Bù hǎo yìsi.
  • Sorry!
    对不起!
    Duìbuqǐ!
  • Can you help me?
    你可以帮我吗?
    Ní kéyǐ bāng wǒ ma?
  • Yes
    shì
  • No
  • I have...
    我有...
    Wó yǒu...
  • I need...
    我需要...
    Wǒ xūyào...

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