Helpful Chinese Phrases

Image used under a Collective Commons License from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jadis1958/5044113264If you ever have the need to go to China in a hurry, your trip will be far more successful if you are able to communicate a bit with the locals in their own language.

To help you in your communication endeavours while in China, here are a few simple to learn Chinese phrases that you may find useful.

Each of the following contains an English Phrase, followed by the equivalent phrase in Chinese:

I think you need a facelift : Chin Tu Fat

Are you hiding a fugitive? : Hu Yu Hai Ding?

See me A.S.A.P. : Kum Hia Nao

Stupid Man : Dum Gai

Small Horse : Tai Ni Po Ni

Did you go to the beach? : Wai Yu So Tan?

I bumped into a coffee table. – Ai Bang Mai Ni

It’s very dark in here. : Wai So Dim

Has your flight been delayed? : Hao long Wei Ting?

An unauthorized execution. : Lin Ching.

I thought you were on a diet? : Wai Yu Mun Ching?

This is a tow away zone. : No Pah King

You are not very bright. : Yu So Dum

I got this for free : Ai No Pei

I am not guilty! : Wai Hang Mi?

Please stay a while longer. : Wai Go Nao?

They have arrived. : Hai Dei Kum.

Stay out of sight : Lei Lo

He’s cleaning his automobile. : Wa Sing Ka.

Your body odor is offensive. : Yu Stin Ki Pu

Do you know the lyrics to the Macarena? : Wai Yu Sing Dum Song


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