Tourists in China usually speak Chinese for three things: being cordial, buying something, and asking directions. So here are 10 essential expressions that will allow you do these essential things.
Wǒ zhǐ shì kànkan.
I'm just looking.
Qǐng gěi wǒ kànkan nàge.
Please show me that one.
Duìbuqǐ, wǒ tīng bu dǒng.
Sorry, I can't understand.
Duìbuqǐ, nǐ néng bāngzhù wǒ ma?
Excuse me! Could you help me please?
Wǒ zài nǎlǐ kěyǐ dédào……?
Where can I get.....?
Wǒ zěnme dào……?
How do I get to....?
Wèishēngjiān / xǐshǒujiān zài nǎlǐ?
Where is the restroom/toilet?
Zhèlǐ kěyǐ shàngwǎng ma? WIFI mìmǎ shì duōshao?
Can I use the internet here? What is the WIFI code?
Wǒ kěyǐ bǎ xínglǐ fàng zài zhèlǐ yíhuìr ma?
Can I leave my luggage here for a little while?
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