If 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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