English | Phrases - Travel | Getting Around

Getting Around - Location

我迷路了。(wǒ mílù le.)
I am lost.
Not knowing where you are
您能在地图上指给我看吗?(nín néng zài dìtú shàng zhǐ gěi wǒ kàn ma?)
Can you show me where it is on the map?
Asking for a specific location on a map
我如何能找到 ___?(wǒ rúhé néng zhǎodào ___?)
Where can I find___?
Asking for a specific facility
…浴室?(…yùshì?)
... a bathroom?
facility
…银行/货币兑换处?(…yínháng/huòbì duìhuàn chǔ?)
... a bank/an exchange office?
facility
…酒店?(…jiǔdiàn?)
... a hotel?
facility
…加油站?(…jiāyóu zhàn?)
... a gas station?
facility
…医院?(…yīyuàn?)
... a hospital?
facility
…药店?(…yàodiàn?)
... a pharmacy?
facility
…百货商店?(…bǎihuò shāngdiàn?)
... a department store?
facility
…超市?(…chāoshì?)
... a supermarket?
facility
…公交车站?(…gōngjiāo chē zhàn?)
... the bus stop?
facility
…地铁站?(…dìtiě zhàn?)
... the subway station?
facility
…游客中心?(…yóukè zhōngxīn?)
... a tourist information office?
facility
…自动取款机?(…zìdòng qǔkuǎn jī?)
... an ATM/a cash machine?
facility
我如何去 ___?(wǒ rúhé qù ___?)
How do I get to___?
Asking for directions to a specific place
…市中心?(…shì zhōngxīn?)
... the downtown area?
specific place
…火车站?(…huǒchē zhàn?)
... the train station?
specific place
…机场?(…jīchǎng?)
... the airport?
specific place
…警察局?(…jǐngchá jú?)
... the police station?
specific place
…[国家]使馆?(…[guójiā] shǐguǎn?)
... the embassy of [country]?
the embassy of a specific country
您能推荐一些好的 ___?(nín néng tuījiàn yīxiē hǎo de ___?)
Can you recommend any good___?
Asking for recommendations of a specific place
…酒吧?(…jiǔbā?)
... bars?
place
…咖啡馆?(…kāfēi guǎn?)
... cafes?
place
…饭店?(…fàndiàn?)
... restaurants?
place
…夜店?(…yèdiàn?)
... night clubs?
place
…酒店?(…jiǔdiàn?)
... hotels?
place
…旅游景点?(…lǚyóu jǐngdiǎn?)
... tourist attractions?
place
…历史遗迹?(…lìshǐ yíjī?)
... historic sites?
place
…博物馆?(…bówùguǎn?)
... museums?
place

Getting Around - Directions

左转。(zuǒ zhuǎn.)
Turn left.
Giving directions
右转。(yòu zhuǎn.)
Turn right.
Giving directions
直走。(zhí zǒu.)
Go straight ahead.
Giving directions
往回走。(wǎng huí zǒu.)
Go back.
Giving directions
停。(tíng.)
Stop.
Giving directions
朝 ___ 的方向走。(cháo ___ de fāngxiàng zǒu.)
Go towards the___.
Giving directions
走过 ___。(zǒuguò___.)
Go past the___.
Giving directions
看着 ___。(kànzhe ___.)
Watch for the___.
Giving directions
下坡(xià pō)
downhill
Giving directions
上坡(shàng pō)
uphill
Giving directions
十字路口(shízìlù kǒu)
intersection
Common reference point when giving directions
交通灯(jiāotōng dēng)
traffic lights
Common reference point when giving directions
公园(gōngyuán)
park
Common reference point when giving directions

Getting Around - Bus/Train

我可以从哪里买到公交/火车票?(wǒ kěyǐ cóng nǎlǐ mǎi dào gōngjiāo/huǒchē piào?)
Where can I buy a bus/train ticket?
Asking for a ticket office
我想买一张到__[地点]__ 的____,谢谢。(wǒ xiǎng mǎi yī zhāng dào__[dìdiǎn]__ de____, xièxiè.)
I would like to buy a___ to __[location]__ please.
Buying a ticket to a specific location
…单程票…(…dān chéng piào…)
... single ticket ...
one-way ticket
…往返票…(…wǎngfǎn piào…)
... return ticket ...
two-way ticket
…一等/二等座票…(…yī děng/èr děng zuò piào…)
... first class/second class ticket ...
ticket for the first class/second class
…天票…(…tiān piào…)
... day pass ...
a ticket you can use the entire day
…周票…(…zhōu piào…)
... weekly pass ...
a ticket you can use for a whole week
…月票…(…yuèpiào…)
... monthly pass ...
a ticket you can use for one month
到__[地点]__的车票多少钱?(dào__[dìdiǎn]__de chē piào duōshǎo qián?)
How much is a ticket to __[location]__ ?
Enquiring about the ticket price to a certain location
我想预定一个(靠窗户的)座位。(wǒ xiǎng yùdìng yīgè (kào chuānghù de) zuòwèi.)
I'd like to reserve a seat (by the window).
Reserving a specific seat
这趟公交/火车在__[地点]__停站吗?(zhè tàng gōngjiāo/huǒchē zài__[dìdiǎn]__tíng zhàn ma?)
Does this bus/train stop at __[location]__ ?
Asking if the bus or train goes to a certain location
去__[地点]__需要多长时间?(qù__[dìdiǎn]__xūyào duō cháng shíjiān?)
How long to get to __[location]__?
去__[地点]__ 的公交/火车几点出发?(qù__[dìdiǎn]__ de gōngjiāo/huǒchē jǐ diǎn chūfā?)
When does the bus/train bound for__[location]__ leave?
Asking when a certain bus/train leaves the station
这个座位有人坐了吗?(zhège zuòwèi yǒurén zuòle ma?)
Is this seat taken?
Enquiring whether the seat is still free
这是我的座位。(zhè shì wǒ de zuòwèi.)
That is my seat.
Pointing out that you were already sitting on this seat or have a reservation for this seat

Getting Around - Signs

营业中(yíngyè zhōng)
open
A store is open
关门(guānmén)
closed
A store is closed
入口处(rùkǒu chù)
entrance
Sign to enter
出口(chūkǒu)
exit
Sign to leave
推(tuī)
push
拉(lā)
pull
男士(nánshì)
men
Bathroom for men
女士(nǚshì)
women
Bathroom for women
正在使用(zhèngzài shǐyòng)
occupied
Hotel is full/bathroom is occupied
空闲(kòng xián)
vacant
Hotel rooms available/bathroom is empty

Getting Around - Taxi

您知道预订出租车的电话吗?(nín zhīdào yùdìng chūzū chē de diànhuà ma?)
Do you know the number to call a taxi?
Asking for the telephone number of the taxi company
我要去__[地点]__。(wǒ yào qù__[dìdiǎn]__.)
I need to go to __[location]__.
Telling the taxi driver where you want to go
去__[地点]__要花多少钱?(qù__[dìdiǎn]__yào huā duōshǎo qián?)
How much to go to__[location]__?
Enquiring the taxi fare to a certain location
您能在这边稍微等一会吗?(nín néng zài zhè biān shāowéi děng yī huǐ ma?)
Can you wait here for a moment?
Asking the taxi driver to wait for you while you run an errand
跟着那辆车。(gēnzhe nà liàng chē.)
Follow that car!
Used if you are a secret agent

Getting Around - Car rental

在哪里可以租车?(zài nǎlǐ kěyǐ zūchē?)
Where is the car rental?
Asking where you can rent a car
我想租一辆小车/大车/卡车。(wǒ xiǎng zū yī liàng xiǎochē/dà chē/kǎchē.)
I'd like to rent a small car/large car/van.
Specifying what kind of car you want to rent
…租一天/一周(…zū yītiān/yīzhōu)
... for one day/one week.
Specifying for how long you want to rent it
我想要全套保险。(wǒ xiǎng yào quántào bǎoxiǎn.)
I want full coverage insurance.
Getting the maximum insurance possible
我不需要保险。(wǒ bù xūyào bǎoxiǎn.)
I do not need insurance.
Getting no insurance at all
还车时我需要把油箱加满吗?(huán chē shí wǒ xūyào bǎ yóuxiāng jiā mǎn ma?)
Should I bring the car back with a full tank?
Asking if you need to fill the car up with gas before returning it
下一个加油站在哪里?(xià yīgè jiāyóu zhàn zài nǎlǐ?)
Where is the next gas station?
Asking where you can find the nearest gas station
我想要多添加一个司机。(wǒ xiǎng yào duō tiānjiā yīgè sījī.)
I would like to include a second driver.
Asking to include another driver to the rental agreement
城市/高速路上的限速是多少?(chéngshì/gāosù lùshàng de xiànsù shì duōshǎo?)
What is the speed limit in cities/on highways?
Enquiring about the speed limits in the region
油箱并不满。(yóuxiāng bìng bùmǎn.)
The tank is not full.
Complaining that the car is not filled up 100%
引擎发出奇怪的声音。(yǐnqíng fāchū qíguài de shēngyīn.)
The engine makes a strange noise.
Complaining that there is a problem with the engine of the car
车坏了。(chē huàile.)
The car is damaged.
Complaining that the car is damaged