Basic Words & Phrases

Below you will find common words and phrase to give you that edge when traveling around China. We will be regularly updating the Mandarin, English and more importantly pronunciation to help you along your way.

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Good morning, Mr.Wang
王先生,您早
Wáng sian sheng nín zǎo
How are you?
您好嗎?
nín hǎo må
you
good, well, fine, all right, hello
hǎo
Hello
您好
nín hǎo
Are you all right?
好嗎?
>hǎo må
How are you?
你好嗎?
nǐ hǎo må
I, me
I am very well.
我很好。
wǒ hěn hǎo
he, him
ta
she, her
ta
How is he?
他好嗎?
ta hǎo må
How is she?
她好嗎?
ta hǎo må
early, good morning
zǎo
Good morning (to you).
您早。
nín zǎo
very
hěn
very good, very well
很好
hěn hǎo
I'm very well.
我很好。
wǒ hěn hǎo
She's very well.
她很好。
ta hěn hǎo
Thank you
謝謝
siè sie
Thank you
謝謝你。
siè sie̊ nǐ
My wife is fine. Thank you.
我太太很好,謝謝。
wǒ tài tåi hěn hǎo siè sie̊
My husband is very well. Thank you.
我先生很好,謝謝。
wǒ sian sheng hěn hǎo siè sie̊
busy
máng
I'm very busy.
我很忙。
wǒ hěn máng
Are you busy?
你忙嗎?
nǐ máng må
I am very busy. How about you?
我很忙,你呢?
wǒ hěn máng nǐ ne
I'm very well. And you?
我很好,你呢?
wǒ hěn hǎo nǐ ne̊
no, not
not busy
不忙
bù máng
not too busy
不太忙
bú tài máng
I'm not very busy.
我不太忙。
wǒ bú tài máng
He's not too busy.
他不太忙。
ta bú tài máng
too; also; either
He's busy, and I'm busy too.
他忙我也忙。
ta máng wǒ yě máng