Chinese | Phrases - Travel | Getting Around

Getting Around - Location

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

Getting Around - Directions

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

Getting Around - Bus/Train

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

Getting Around - Signs

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

Getting Around - Taxi

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

Getting Around - Car rental

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