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Useful Chinese Expressions

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Question Answer
hellonǐ hǎo
good morningzǎoshang hǎo
hello everybodydàjiā hǎo
hello teacherlǎoshī hǎo
thank youxiè xie
you're welcomebú yòng xiè!
sorryduì bu qǐ
it doesn't matter (in response to sorry)méi guānxi / bú kèqi
byezài jiàn
see you tomorrowmíngtiān jiàn
ShanghaiShàng hǎi
New YorkNiǔ yuē
NYU ShanghaiShànghǎi niǔyuē dà xué
The BundWài tān
classroomjiào shì
officebàn gōng shì
dormsù shè
Century Avenueshì jì dà dào
metro stationdì tiě zhàn
toiletxǐ shǒu jiān
Where are you going?Nǐ yào qù nǎ lǐ ?
I am going to...Wǒ yào qù ...
turn leftzuǒ guǎi
turn rightyòu guǎi
go straight(yì) zhí zǒu
U turndiǎo tóu
stop herezhè lǐ tíng
Excuse me, where is...?qǐng wèn, sb/somewhere zài nǎ lǐ ?
(something) is at/in (somewhere)(something) zài (somewhere)
What do you want to buy?nǐ yào mǎi shénme?
I want to buy...wǒ yào mǎi...
thiszhèi ge/zhè ge
that nèi ge/nà ge
How much?duōshaoqián?
too expensivetài guì le
I don't want that!wǒ bú yào!
Make it cheaper?piányì diǎn ba?
chinese dollarkuài (spoken) / yuan (written)
ten centsmáo
How much is this one?zhèi ge duō shao qián?
coffeekāfēi
colakělè
milk teanǎi chá
iced teabīng (hóng) chá
1 cupyì bēi
1 bottleyì píng
watershuǐ
I eat...Wǒ chī…
I don't eat...Wǒ bù chī…
beefniú ròu
porkzhū ròu
lambyáng ròu
chickenjī ròu
fishyú ròu
waiterfúwù yuán
menucài dān
to order fooddiǎn cài
I want...Wǒ yào...
I don't want...Wǒ bú yào...
to pay the billmǎi dān
to take outdǎ dāo
receipt fā piào
to buymǎi
I want a glass of cold tea.wǒ yào yì bēi bīng chá.
I want to buy a bottle of water.wǒ yào mǎi yì píng shuǐ.
How much is this cup of coffee?zhè bēi kāfēi duōshao qián?
Give me...Gěi wǒ...
pleaseqǐng
Please give me the menu.qǐng gěi wǒ càidān.
I want to order food. Wǒ yào diǎn cài.
I want some beef.Wǒ yào niú ròu.
I don't eat meat. Wǒ bù chī ròu.
I am a vegetarian.Wǒ chī sù.
Give me the receipt. Gěi wǒ fā piào
AmericaMěi guó
ChinaZhōng guó
KoreaHán guó
ThailandTài guó
ArgentinaĀ gēn tíng
Are you...?Nǐ shì ...... ma?
Yes, I am...duì, wǒ shì...
No, I am not...wǒ bú shì...
Do you have...?Nǐ yǒu .... ma?
to haveyǒu
Yes I have...duì,wǒ yǒu...
No, I do not have...wǒ méi yǒu...
to beshì
older brothergēge
younger brotherdìdi
older sisterjiějie
younger sistermèimei
friendpéng you
How about...?... hǎo ma?
OKhǎo de
Do you understand?Nǐ dǒng ma? / Nǐ dǒng bu dǒng?
Yes I understand.duì, wǒ dǒng le.
No I don't understand.wǒ bù dǒng.
i don't knowbù zhīdào
so somǎ mǎ hū hu
i don't understandtīng bu dǒng
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