A brief list of useful Mandarin travel phrases
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These translations indicate how to say the word phonetically.

yes = SHR
no = BOO SHR
hello = NEE HOW
goodbye = DZAI JIEN
please = CHING
thank you = SHYEH SHYEH
it is nice to meet you = HEN GOW SHING REN SHR NI
take me to my hotel = CHING LING WO DOW WO DE LOO GWAN
where is the bathroom = TSE SWOH DZAI NA LEE
how much does this cost = DWOH SHOW CHIEN
help = JYO MING AH
doctor = YEE SHENG
police = JING CHA
pharmacy = YOW DIEN
train = HWO CHE
subway = DEE TYEH
bus = BA SR
street = LOO
left = DZWOH
right = YO
middle = JOONG
under = SHYA
beef = NYO RO
chicken = JEE
lamb = YANG RO
fish = YOO
pork = JOO RO
veal = NYO RO
ham = HWO TWAY
broil =
bake = COW
boil = JOO
fry = CHOW
vegetable = SHOO TSAI
salad = SHA RA
bread = MYEN BOW
cheese = NAI LOW
rice = MEE
potato = TOO DO
soup = TANG
chocolate = CHYOW KE LEE
dessert = TYEN PEEN
coffee = KA FAY
tea = CHA
milk = NYO NAI
beer = PEE JYO
purified water = KWANG CHWAN SHWAY

Last revision:  January 4, 2003
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