For travelers visiting China, Taiwan or other Chinese speaking countries, you might face the problem of getting lost and needing to ask for directions. Even though smartphones and the internet are really common nowadays, still, people might travel without the internet as well. Today we’ll teach you how to ask for directions as part of Chinese language learning. You might say that using English is already good enough. However, many students learn English just to pass the test, not to mention older generations.
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Directions in Chinese vocabulary
|Go straight||直走||zhí zǒu|
|Pass the traffic light||过红绿灯||guò hónglǜdēng|
|Turn left||往左拐||wǎng zuǒ guǎi|
|Turn right||往右拐||wǎng yòu guǎi|
How Can I Get to …?
|Excuse me, do you know how I can get to the train station?|
|Bù hǎoyìsi, qǐngwèn dào huǒchē zhàn yào zěnme zǒu?|
|Walk past the next traffic light and turn right. Then go straight for around 1-minute walk, you’ll see it.|
|Guò xià yīgè hónglǜdēng hòu yòu zhuǎn, zhí zǒu 1 fēnzhōng hòu nǐ jiù huì kàn dàole|
How long will it take to …
|How long will it take to get there by bus?/ metro?|
|大概要坐多久的公交车/ 地铁 才会到?|
|Dàgài yào zuò duōjiǔ de gōngjiāo chē/ dìtiě cái huì dào?|
|You’ll need to get off in 3 stops.|
|Nǐ zàisān zhàn jiù yào xià chēle ō|
|Go along this street and walk for around 5 minutes, you’ll see the post office on the left.|
|Yánzhe zhè tiáo lù zhí zǒu, dàgài wǔ fēnzhōng nǐ jiù huì kàn dào yóujú zài nǐ de zuǒshǒu biān|
If you’re lost while traveling, don’t hesitate to ask for directions. You might be able to meet some locals and explore their culture in a different way!
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