China Phrase Directory: useful Chinese phrase for traveller in China.

 

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There are some words and sentences that can be pronounced by the phonetic English. Although there are some differences between the pronunciations, most Chinese people can still understand what you mean.

English
Chinese Character / Pinyin
Phonetic English
Audio Files
Salutations
Hello/Good Evening Hello Knee How \
What is your name? What's your name? neen gway shing Click to listen the Audio  Files
Good Bye Good Bye zi gee'en Click to listen the Audio  Files
Important Sayings
Yes yes shr Click to listen the Audio  Files
No No boo shr Click to listen the Audio  Files
Right/Correct right dway Click to listen the Audio  Files
Wrong Wrong boo dway Click to listen the Audio  Files
No, thanks No, thanks boo yong ner, sheh Click to listen the Audio  Files
Thank you thanks sheh sheh Click to listen the Audio  Files
You are welcome you'er welcome boo yong sheh Click to listen the Audio  Files
Excuse me excuse me dway boo chee Click to listen the Audio  Files
I do not understand i don't understand wore ting boo dong Click to listen the Audio  Files
I would like I would like wore yeow Click to listen the Audio  Files
How much how much dor sheow chen Click to listen the Audio  Files
Too expensive too expensive tie gway la Click to listen the Audio  Files
Do you have...? do you have ... yo may yo Click to listen the Audio  Files
I don't need that I don't need that boo yeow Click to listen the Audio  Files
Toilet toliet tsur saw Click to listen the Audio  Files
How long(time)? how long dor joe Click to listen the Audio  Files

 

 

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Chinese Pinyin

Pinyin is equivalent to the pronunciation of an English word. Chinese words are written as characters and pronounced by pinyin. The pave have two tables to show you the Chinese pinyin system. more Chinese Pinyin

Tone plays a very important role in the meaning of the characters. Different tones in pinyin will lead to different character and meaning of each Chinese word. more Tone of Pinyin

 

Chinese Lesson

We have prepared an extensive collection of most frequently used daily expressions and sentences to help you. You will be able to simply communicate with Chinese as long as you remeber all of them. more Chinese Lesson

  • Lesson 01: Greeting
    It is helpful to know some simple Chinese words and sentences when you meet Chinese people. They will be very happy when seeing a foreigner can speak some Chinese.

 

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