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Greetings

 
Hello! 你好!---nǐ hǎo!
你好!
nǐ hǎo!
Hello!
Good morning! (sg/pl) 早上好!---zǎo shàng hǎo!
早上好!
zǎo shàng hǎo!
Good morning! (sg/pl)
Hello! (sg/pl) 你好!---nǐ hǎo!
你好!
nǐ hǎo!
Hello! (sg/pl)
Good evening! (sg/pl) 晚上好!---wǎn shàng hǎo!
晚上好!
wǎn shàng hǎo!
Good evening! (sg/pl)
Good night! (sg/pl) 晚安!---wǎn ān!
晚安!
wǎn ān!
Good night! (sg/pl)
Bye! (infml) 再见!---zài jiàn!
再见!
zài jiàn!
Bye! (infml)
Good bye! (fml.) 再见!---zài jiàn!
再见!
zài jiàn!
Good bye! (fml.)

Important vocabulary

 
yes 是---shì

shì
yes
no 不是---bù shì
不是
bù shì
no
maybe 也许---yě xǔ
也许
yě xǔ
maybe
OK 好的---hǎo de
好的
hǎo de
OK
Thank you! 谢谢!---xiè xiè!
谢谢!
xiè xiè!
Thank you!
You're welcome! (m/f) 不用谢!---bù yòng xiè!
不用谢!
bù yòng xiè!
You're welcome! (m/f)
Excuse me, … (sg/pl) 对不起,。。。---duì bù qǐ,...
对不起,。。。
duì bù qǐ,...
Excuse me, … (sg/pl)
I'm sorry. (m/f) 抱歉。---bào qiàn.
抱歉。
bào qiàn.
I'm sorry. (m/f)
I have … / I don't have ... 我有。。。 / 我 没有。。。---wǒ yǒu ... / wǒ méi yǒu ...
我有。。。
我 没有。。。
wǒ yǒu ...
wǒ méi yǒu ...
I have … / I don't have ...
We (don't) have … 我们有。。。 / 我们没有。。。---wǒ mén yǒu... / wǒ mén méi yǒu ...
我们有。。。
我们没有。。。
wǒ mén yǒu...
wǒ mén méi yǒu ...
We (don't) have …
There is (no) ... 那里有。。。 / 那里 没有。。。---nà lǐ yǒu... / nà lǐ méi yǒu ...
那里有。。。
那里 没有。。。
nà lǐ yǒu...
nà lǐ méi yǒu ...
There is (no) ...

Introducing yourself

 
My name is ... 我叫。。。---wǒ jiào ...
我叫。。。
wǒ jiào ...
My name is ...
I'm from ... 我从。。。---wǒ cóng ...
我从。。。
wǒ cóng ...
I'm from ...
I'm ... years old. 我有。。。岁。---wǒ yǒu ... suì.
我有。。。岁。
wǒ yǒu ... suì.
I'm ... years old.
I am married. / I am not married. 我 结婚了。 / 我 没有 结 婚。---wǒ jié hūn le. / wǒ méi yǒu jié hūn.
我 结婚了。
我 没有 结 婚。
wǒ jié hūn le.
wǒ méi yǒu jié hūn.
I am married. / I am not married.
I am traveling alone. / I am not traveling alone. (m/f) 我一个人旅游。 / 我不是一个人旅游。---wǒ yí gè rén lǚ yóu. / wǒ bù shì yí gè rén lǚ yóu.
我一个人旅游。
我不是一个人旅游。
wǒ yí gè rén lǚ yóu.
wǒ bù shì yí gè rén lǚ yóu.
I am traveling alone. / I am not traveling alone. (m/f)
I'm traveling with ... 我和。。。一起旅游---wǒ hé ... yí qǐ lǚ yóu.
我和。。。一起旅游
wǒ hé ... yí qǐ lǚ yóu.
I'm traveling with ...

Comprehension

 
I don't speak any Chinese. 我不说中文。---wǒ bù shuó zhōng wén.
我不说中文。
wǒ bù shuó zhōng wén.
I don't speak any Chinese.
I don't understand that. (m/f) 我不懂。---wǒ bù dǒng.
我不懂。
wǒ bù dǒng.
I don't understand that. (m/f)
Do you speak … ? (m/f) 您说。。。?---nín shuō ...?
您说。。。?
nín shuō ...?
Do you speak … ? (m/f)
Does anyone here speak ... ? 这儿有人说。。。?---zhè er yǒu rén shuō ...?
这儿有人说。。。?
zhè er yǒu rén shuō ...?
Does anyone here speak ... ?
English 英语---yīng yǔ
英语
yīng yǔ
English
French 法语---fǎ yǔ
法语
fǎ yǔ
French
Could you write that down please. (m/f) 请您写下来。---qǐng nǐn xiě xià lái.
请您写下来。
qǐng nǐn xiě xià lái.
Could you write that down please. (m/f)
Could you please repeat that. (m/f) 请您重复一次。---qǐng nǐn cōng fù yí cì.
请您重复一次。
qǐng nǐn cōng fù yí cì.
Could you please repeat that. (m/f)
Just a moment please. 请稍等。---qǐng shāo děng.
请稍等。
qǐng shāo děng.
Just a moment please.

Numbers

 
zero 零---líng

líng
zero
one 一---yī

one
two 二---èr

èr
two
three 三---sān

sān
three
four 四---sì

four
five 五---wǔ

five
six 六---lìu

lìu
six
seven 七---qī

seven
eight 八---bā

eight
nine 九---jǐu

jǐu
nine
ten 十---shí

shí
ten
eleven 十一---shí yī
十一
shí yī
eleven
twelve 十二---shí èr
十二
shí èr
twelve
thirteen 十三---shí sān
十三
shí sān
thirteen
fourteen 十四---shí sì
十四
shí sì
fourteen
fifteen 十五---shí wǔ
十五
shí wǔ
fifteen
sixteen 十六---shí lìu
十六
shí lìu
sixteen
seventeen 十七---shí qī
十七
shí qī
seventeen
eighteen 十八---shí bā
十八
shí bā
eighteen
nineteen 十九---shí jǐu
十九
shí jǐu
nineteen
twenty 二十---èr shí
二十
èr shí
twenty
twenty-one 二十一---èr shí yī
二十一
èr shí yī
twenty-one
thirty 三十---sān shí
三十
sān shí
thirty
forty 四十---sì shí
四十
sì shí
forty
fifty 五十---wǔ shí
五十
wǔ shí
fifty
sixty 六十---lìu shí
六十
lìu shí
sixty
seventy 七十---qī shí
七十
qī shí
seventy
eighty 八十---bā shí
八十
bā shí
eighty
ninety 九十---jǐu shí
九十
jǐu shí
ninety
one hundred 一百---yì bǎi
一百
yì bǎi
one hundred
one thousand 一千---yì qiān
一千
yì qiān
one thousand
one million 一百万---yì bǎi wàn
一百万
yì bǎi wàn
one million
some / a couple 一对---yí duì
一对
yí duì
some / a couple
 

 

 
 
 
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