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Survival and Travel Chinese Part 3: Taking a Taxi

Once you have mastered part 2 of our Survival Chinese guide, let's learn some more words and characters to help you during your trip to China.

In this lesson, you'll learn vocabulary and phrases for taking a taxi:

PinyinEnglishChinese Character (simplified)Comments
chēvehicle / car
chūzū chētaxi出租车
fāpiàoreceipt / invoice发票
tíngstop
yòuright
zuǒleft
biānside
guǎiturn
zhístraight
zǒuto go, to walk
qiánmiànin front前面
hòumiànbehind后面
zhèlihere这里
yàowant
cóngfrom
dàoto
zhèlǐhere这里
duōjiǔhow long (by time)多久

Let's try some simple Mandarin phrases using the vocabulary above:

EnglishPinyinChinese Characters (simplified)
Turn rightYòu guǎi右拐
Turn leftZuǒ guǎi左拐
Straight aheadZhí zǒu直走
Right sideYòu biān右边
Stop hereZhèli tíng这里停
In front. Thank you.Qiánmiàn. Xièxie.前面. 谢谢.
Stop in front. Thank you.Qiánmiàn tíng. Xièxie.前面停. 谢谢.
I want the receipt. Thank you.Wǒ yào fāpiào. Xièxie.我要发票. 谢谢.
The hotel is in front.Jiǔdiàn zài qiánmiàn.酒店在前面.
From the airport to the hotel, how much money is it?Cóng jīchǎng dào jiǔdiàn duōshao qián?从机场到酒店多少钱?
From here to the hotel, how much time will it take?Cóng zhèlǐ dào jiǔdiàn duōjiǔ?从这里到酒店多久?

Please try part 4 of our Chinese survival guide.


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