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Language Learning Resources

Survival Basics

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

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English
Mandarin Chinese
Phonetic
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…

Language and Communication

Learn to introduce yourself, talk about language, and ask how to say or clarify certain words.

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English
Mandarin Chinese
Phonetic
How do you say…?
…怎么说?
… zěnme shuō?
What does this mean?
这是什么意思?
Zhè shì shénme yìsi?
Could you repeat that more slowly please?
请再说一遍,慢一些可以吗?
Qǐng zài shuō yíbiàn, màn yìxiē kéyǐ ma?
Sorry, I don’t speak Mandarin.
对不起,我不会说中文。
Duìbuqǐ, wǒ búhuì shuō zhōngwén.
I don’t understand.
我不懂。
Wǒ bùdǒng.
Do you speak English?
你会说英文吗?
Nǐ huì shuō yīngwén ma?
I am learning Mandarin.
我正在学中文。
Wǒ zhèngzài xué zhōngwén.
My name is…
我叫…
Wǒ jiào…
I am from…
我是…人。
Wǒ shì …rén.
Nice to meet you!
很高兴认识你!
Hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ.
How do you write…?
…怎么写?
…zěnme xiě?

Airport

Learn crucial airport phrases and vocabulary like ‘delayed,’ ‘boarding,’ and ‘What did that announcement say?’

Audio
English
Mandarin Chinese
Phonetic