5 Sentences to Use When You Arrive in China

Whenever you go to a new place the first thing you have to do is find a safe place to stay after reaching there. It may be hard for you to communicate with them if they don’t know your language. Today we are going to tell you 5 most commonly used sentences that you might need to use when you arrive in China. Whenever you start a conversation you say Ni Hao which is Hello in Chinese language after that you can say

  1. Jiǔdiàn zài nǎlǐ?

    Where is the hotel?

    The above sentence consists of three words:

    a) Jiǔdiàn: Hotel

    b) Zài: is, at, on

    c) Nǎlǐ: Where (In northern China Nǎr is used for Where but both are correct)

  2. Qǐng dài wǒ qù jiǔdiàn.

    Take me to the hotel please.

    Take me to the hotel pleaseEnabling you to make new sentences of the words used above the breakdown is:

    a) Qǐng: Please

    b) Dài qù: Take

    c) Wǒ: I, me

    d) Jiǔdiàn: Hotel

  3. Duōshǎo chē fèi?

    How much is the fare?

    However in Chinese language, there are not too many words in a sentence because they don’t have different words for the plural and other forms, so the above sentence is concluded to two meanings:

    a) Duōshǎo: How much?

    b) Chē fèi: Fare

  4. Fàndiàn zài nǎlǐ?

    Where is the restaurant?

    Where is the restaurantIt is obvious that in a new city you just need to visit a restaurant for 1st meal. So you can ask anyone that where is the restaurant; but for Muslims, Halal food is necessary to be used because they can not eat everything that is eaten in China. The word for HALAL in Chinese is Qīngzhēn. So you can ask them Qīngzhēn fàndiàn zài nǎlǐ?

    However on entrance of Muslim restaurant usually you will find the Arabic word حلال written, mostly in green.

  5. Shāngdiàn zài nǎlǐ?
    where is the shop?

    where is the shopIn the new city of China if you want to go to a shop you can simply use the above sentence & can also make any sentence using the words. The new word in the sentence is:

    a) Shāngdiàn: Shop

That’s all for today, we hope this will help you in learning or speaking Chinese language. Try making a new sentence from the words used above & leave a comment below.