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Directions

Asking the Way in Mandarin Chinese

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When travelling in a Mandarin-speaking country, you will need to be able to ask for and understand directions.

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Straight

straight ahead; continuously
yī zhí / ►zhí
一直 / 直

go straight ahead
yī zhí zǒu / ►zhí zǒu
一直走 / 直走

Turn

turn
zhuàn


toward
wáng


right
yòu


left
zuǒ


turn right
wáng yòu zhuàn
往右轉

turn left
wáng zuǒ zhuàn
往左轉

To…

to a place
dào


almost arrived
kuài dào le
快到了

stop
tíng


have arrived
dào le
到了

Okay
hǎo / ►hǎo de
好 / 好的

Landmarks

traffic lights
hóng lǜ dēng
紅綠燈

intersection
lù kǒu
路口

public park
gōng yuán
公園

train station
huǒ chē zhàn
火車站

bus station
chē zhàn
車站

hotel
lǚ guǎn
旅館
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