Few Everyday Words You Need to Know When in China

Few Everyday Words You Need to Know When in China

This won’t make you fluent, let alone an expert, but it will definitely help you get out of a trouble, if you get into it, when you are in China. So, a very practical “lesson”. Here we go:

“Everyday things” of modern age:

手机 mobile phone
Shǒujī

互联网 the internet
hùliánwǎng

wifi密码     wifi password

wifi mìmǎ
请问        may I ask you

qǐngwèn
出租汽车      taxi, cab

chūzū qìchē
机场          airport

jīchǎng
火车         train

huǒchē
公共汽车    bus

gōnggòng qìchē
凉水  cold water (unlike westerners, Chinese drink hot water)

Liángshuǐ
吃的   food

chī de
餐厅   restaurant

cāntīng
大使馆      embassy

dàshǐ guǎn

Numbers from one to ten:

一 1 – yī
二 2 – èr
三 3 – sān
四 4 – sì
五 5 – wǔ
六 6 – liù
七 7 – qī
八 8 – bā
九 9 – jiǔ
十 10 – Shí

….and few colours

黑色    black
hēisè

白色     white
báisè

红色    red
hóngsè

蓝色    blue
lán sè

绿色   green
lǜsè

If you find this helpful, check out “7 Chinese Conversational Questions

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