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Simple Chinese language phrases to enhance your China trip (pinyin and pronunciation)

PinYin - English : pronunciation.

Nǐ Hǎo - Hello / Hi (literally, you good? / how are you?) : nee how

Zài Jiàn - Goodbye / bye : z~eye jee~ann

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XièXiè - : Thanks : she~air she~air (second is a little softer/quieter)

XièXiè Nǐ ! - Thank you! : she~air she~air nee!

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DuìBuQǐ - Excuse me / sorry : der boo chee

BúKèQì - You're welcome : boo ker chee

Qǐng - Please : ching

Mei / MeiHǎo - Beautiful : may

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DuWei - That's right : doo~way (uickly, and often said twice)

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Wǒ - I / me : woh

Nǐ - You : nee

Tā - He / she : tah

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Wǒ Yào - I want / would like I would like one of these : Wǒ yào Yī ge Zhè ge (woh yow ee guh jay guh)

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ZhèGe - This : jay guh

NàGe - That : nay guh

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Yī Ge - One : ee guh

Lian Ge - Two : lee~ann guh (Two as a simple number is Er, pronounced 'are')

Sān Ge - Three : san guh

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Duō Shǎo Qián? - How much? : doo~or sh~ow[l] chee~ann?

Tài Guì Le! - too expensive! : tie gwee ler!

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Hǎo De - ok : how der

Hěn Hǎo - Good : hen how

Bù Hǎo - Not good : boo how

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ShénMe? - When? : shen mer

NǎLi? - Where : nah lee?

Nǎr - There (gesturing) : nah

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