Miscellaneous

Common basic words, expressions or short sentences used in regular daily context in China

MISCELLANEOUS QÍTĀ
Yes / Correct shì de / duì de
No bú shì
Q: Do you know…? (this)
A: I know / I don’t know
Q: nǐ zhīdào … ma? (zhège)
A: wǒ zhīdao / wǒ bù zhīdao
Q: Do you understand?
A: I understand / I don’t understand
Q: nǐ míngbai ma?
A: wǒ míngbai (le) / wǒ bù míngbai
I can’t understand tīng bu dǒng
Say it slower please qǐng shuō màn diǎn(r)
Can you please repeat once again? qǐng zài shuō yī biàn
Sorry, I have a question bù hǎo yìsi, wǒ yǒu yí ge wèntí
How to say “something” in Chinese? “Something” + yòng hànyǔ zěnme shuō?
Wait a second please qǐng děng yí xià / qǐng shāo děng
Let’s go zǒu ba
Q: What is wrong / what is the matter?
A1: It’s fine (there is no problem)
A2: I am sick
Q: zěnme le? /shénme shìr?
A1: méi shìr
A2: wǒ bìng le
Q: Could you please help me?
A1: Of course/ No problem
A2: Sorry, I don’t have time now
Q: (nǐ) kěyǐ bāng wǒ yí xià ma?
A1: dāngrán / méi wèntí
A2: duì bu qǐ, xiànzài wǒ méi kòng / méi shíjiān
Please let me pass qǐng ràng yíxià
Let me get off xià chē
Please wait in line nǐ páiduì, hǎo ma?
Please lower your voice qǐng xiǎo shēng yì dián(r)
How should I / we do? zěnme bàn ?
Whatever suíbiàn
It doesn’t matter / I don’t care wúsuǒwèi
Pretty girl / handsome guy měinǚ / shuàigē
Where can I smoke? nǎr kéyǐ chōuyān?
Do you have a lighter? (nǐ) yǒu dǎhuǒjī ma?
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