Hear Mandarin Chinese Survival Phrases
The Mandarin Chinese language lesson offered here is an excerpt from Transparent Language's Mandarin Chinese software program. The Basic Mandarin Chinese Phrases and the Mandarin Chinese Phrases for Meeting and Greeting will lead you to the Mandarin Chinese Dialog at the end, which shows how these survival phrases are used in conversational Mandarin Chinese. Single click on the phrase to hear the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation spoken by a native Mandarin Chinese speaker. Take advantage of this Mandarin Chinese language resource as you learn to speak Mandarin Chinese!
Basic Mandarin Chinese Phrases
zhèng què. Yes.
cuò wù. No.
xiè xiè nín. Thank you.
bú kè qì. You're velcome.
láo jià. Excuse me.
dùi bù qǐ. I am sorry.
zǎo chén hǎo. Good morning.
wǎn shàng hǎo. Good evening.
wǎn ān. Good night.
Mandarin Chinese Phrases for Meeting and Greeting
nín hùi jiǎng yīng yǔ ma? Do you speak English?
zhè lǐ yǒu rén hùi jiǎng yīng yǔ ma? Does anyone here speak English?
wǒ zhǐ huì jiǎng yì diǎn zhōng wén. I only speak a little Chinese.
nín jiaò shén me míng zì? What is your name?
wǒ jiaò lúo lún sī. My name is Luo Lun Si.
nín hǎo? How are you?
wǒ hěn hǎo, xiè xiè nín. I'm fine. Thank you.
Hěn gāo xìng rèn shí nín. I am very glad to meet you.
wǒ bú míng bái. I don't understand.
nín shūo shén me? What did you say?
nín kě yǐ jiǎng màn diǎn ma? Can you speak more carefully?
wǒ wán quán míng bái. I understand perfectly.
Mandarin Chinese Dialog
Good morning, do you speak English?
I'm sorry, I don't speak English.
Unfortunately, I speak only a little Chinese.
That's all right, I understand you.