Phrases

(wéi)  while answering the phone

How are you? 你好吗? (nǐ hǎo ma)
Long time no see 好久不见 (hǎojǐu bújiàn)
What’s your name? 你叫什么名字 (nǐ jiào shénme míngzi)
My surname is Ma, called Adeline 我姓 马, 叫 Adeline (wǒ xìng Mă, jiào Adeline)
Where are you from? 你是从哪儿来的? (nǐ shì cóng nǎr lái de)
I’m from Shanghai 我是从上海來的 (wǒ shì cóng shàng hăi lái de)
I’m pleased to meet you 我很高兴认识你 (wǒ hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ)
Good morning 早安 (zǎoān)
Good afternoon 午安 (wǔān)
Good evening 晚安 (wǎnān)
Good night 晚安 (wǎnān)
Goodbye 再见 (zàijiàn)    See you again!
Good luck你好运 (zhù nǐ háoyùn)
Bottoms up 干杯! (gān bēi)   dry your glass!
Bon appetit 慢慢吃! (mànmàn chī!) – eat slowly!
Bon voyage 一路顺风 (yī lù shùn fēng)
I don’t understand 我听不懂 (wǒ tīngbùdǒng)
Please say that again 请你再说一次好吗? (qǐng nǐ zài shuō yīcì hǎo ma?)
Please speak more slowly 请你说慢一点 (qǐ nĭ shuō màn yīdiǎn)
Please write it down 请你写下来,好不好?]
(qǐng nǐ xiě xià lάi, hǎo bù hǎo?)
Do you speak Mandarin? 你会不会说普通话?
(nǐ huìbúhuì shūo pŭtōnghuà?)
Yes, a little 会一点儿 (huì yīdiǎnr)
How do you say … in Chinese? 中文怎么说?(zhōngwén zěnme shuō)
Excuse me 对不起 (duìbùqǐ)
How much? 多少钱? (duōshǎo qián?)
Sorry 对不起 (duìbùqǐ)
Thank you 谢谢 (xièxie)
You are welcome 不客气 (bú kèqi)
Where’s the toilet? 厕所在哪儿? (cèsuǒ zài nǎer?)
Would you like to
dance with me?
你要不要跟我跳舞? (nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ)
I love you 我爱你 (wǒ ài nǐ)
Get well soon 快点好 (kuài diǎn hào)
Leave me alone! 不要打扰我! (búyào dǎrǎo wǒ)
Help! 救命啊! (jìumìng ā!)
Stop the car! 停车 (tíng chē)
Call the police! 叫警察! (jiào jǐngchá)
Merry Christmas 圣诞快乐   (shèngdàn kuàilè)
Happy New Year 新年快乐  (xīnnián kuàilè)
Happy Birthday 生日快乐 (shēngrì kuàilè)