Essential Chinese

Here is our bare-minimum essential Chinese list:

In a taxi
I want to go to … 我要去 wǒ yào qù
the airport 机場 jī chǎng
the train station 火車站 huǒ chē zhàn
the high-speed train station 高鐵站 gāo tiě zhàn
the bus station 汽車站 qì chē zhàn
Turn left 左轉 zuǒ zhuǎn
Turn right 右轉 yòu zhuǎn
Stop tíng
Go straight 直走 zhí zǒu
Give me the invoice 給我發票 gěi wǒ fā piào
Here 這里 zhè lǐ
There 那里 nà lǐ
Faster 快点 kuài diǎn
Slower 慢点 màn diǎn
Shopping
How much is it? 多少錢? duō shǎo qián
I want this 我要這个 wǒ yào zhè ge
I don’t want it 我不要 wǒ bú yào
Thank you 謝謝 xiè xiè
You’re welcome 不客气 bú kè qì
Numbers (usually you add “ge” after you say a number)
1
2 二,两 èr or liǎng
3 sān
4
5
6 liù
7
8
9 jiǔ
10 shí
100 一百 yī bǎi
1,000 一千 yī qiān
10,000 一万 yí wàn
100,000 十万 shí wàn

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