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？
May I ask where the supermarket is?
yì zhí zǒu, dào qián miɑn de lù kǒu zuǒ ɡuǎi
Go straight, turn left when you arrive the crossing ahead.
qǐnɡ wèn zhè lǐ yǒu wèi shēnɡ jiān mɑ？
May I ask is here any washing room?
zài chū kǒu fù jìn
Near the exit.
nǐ hǎo, wǒ yào qù chē zhàn
I want to go to the station.
qǐnɡ tínɡ zài dà shà mén kǒu
Please stop at the entrance of the mansion.
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