Learn Chinese Direction Vocabulary

Posted by Lilian Li on 21/01/2016 7:51 PM 1096

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Direction plays a very important role in our daily life especially when you go to some places where you are unfamiliar with. Many foreigners come to China for a business trip or just to have a travel to enjoy the beautiful scene in China.

However, when you suddenly find that you get lost or are separated with your friends during your journey, what will you do? Here are some basic words and phrases about directions when you need help of passers-by.

dōnɡ 东 east
nán 南 south
xī 西 west
běi 北 north
qián miɑn 前面 ahead, in front of
hòu miɑn 后面 back
zuǒ biɑn 左边 left side
yòu biɑn 右边 right side
pánɡ biān 旁边 besides
yì zhí zǒu 一直走 go straight
zuǒ ɡuǎi 左拐 turn left
yòu ɡuǎi 右拐 turn right
lù 路 road
lù kǒu 路口 crossing
qián miɑn de lù kǒu 前面的路口 the crossing ahead
hào 号 number
shì 室 room
dà shà 大厦 big building

qǐnɡ wèn chāo shì zài nǎ lǐ?
请问超市在哪里?

May I ask where the supermarket is?

yì zhí zǒu, dào qián miɑn de lù kǒu zuǒ ɡuǎi
一直走,到前面的路口左拐。

Go straight, turn left when you arrive the crossing ahead.

qǐnɡ wèn zhè lǐ  yǒu wèi shēnɡ jiān mɑ?
请问这里有卫生间吗?

May I ask is here any washing room?

zài chū kǒu fù jìn
在出口附近。

Near the exit.

nǐ hǎo, wǒ yào qù chē zhàn
你好,我要去车站。

I want to go to the station.

qǐnɡ tínɡ zài dà shà mén kǒu
请停在大厦门口。

Please stop at the entrance of the mansion.

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Lilian Li

Lilian has a master’s degree in linguistics and didactics from Rennes University in France. An expert in linguistics and educational psychology, she has taught Chinese as a foreign language for several years, primarily in France. Her classes follow a logical and thorough path to ensure students build a methodology of learning that will continue to help them improve their language ability. She likes jogging, swimming, partying, and hang out with friends! Learn Chinese online with Lilian Li >>

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