Directions & Locations

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  3. Extensive Vocabulary & Dialogue Chart

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AUDIO

ENGLISH

SIMPLIFIED

TRADITIONAL

PINYIN

ahead/in front

前面

前面

qiánmiàn

airport

机场

機場

jīchǎng

alley

巷子

巷子

xiàngzi

Are you lost?

你迷路了吗?

你迷路了嗎?

Nǐ mílù le ma?

At the beginning of __

__

__

zài __ tóu

At the end of __

__

__

zài __ wěi

back/behind

后面

後面

hòumiàn

backward

hòu

bank

银行

銀行

yínháng

bar

酒吧

酒吧

jiǔbā

beer garden

啤酒园

啤酒園

píjiǔyuán

beside

旁边

旁邊

pángbiān

bridge

qiáo

bus stop

公车站

公車站

gōngchē zhàn

city center

市中心

市中心

shì zhōngxīn

City Hall

市政府

市政府

shìzhèngfǔ

continue / keep

一直

一直

yīzhí

convenience store

便利商店

便利商店

biànlì shāngdiàn

corner, at the

在拐角处

在拐角處

zài guǎijiǎo chù

corner, the

拐角

拐角

guǎijiǎo

Cross

穿过

穿過

chuānguò

crosswalk

斑马线

斑馬線

bānmǎxiàn

Do you know how to get to _____?

你知道怎么去 _____ 吗?

你知道怎麼去 _____ 嗎?

Nǐ zhīdào zěnme qù _____ ma?

downtown area

市区

市區

shìqū

Drive that way, go past two lights and then turn left.

往那边开,过两个红绿灯再左转。

往那邊開,過兩個紅綠燈再左轉。

Wǎng nà biān kāi,guò liǎng gè hónglǜdēng zài zuǒ zhuǎn.

Excuse me, could I ask for some directions?

不好意思,可以问个路玛?

不好意思,可以問個路瑪?

Bù hǎoyìsi, kěyǐ wèn ge lù ma? 

Excuse me, may I ask you for directions?

不好意思,我可以向你问路吗?

不好意思,我可以向你問路嗎?

Bù hǎoyìsi, wǒ kěyǐ xiàng nǐ wèn lù ma?

Excuse me, where is the __?

请问 __ 在哪里?

請問 __ 在哪裡?

Qǐngwèn _____ zài nǎlǐ?

far

yuǎn

far, is it

远吗?

遠嗎?

Yuǎn ma?

far, it's not

不远。

不遠。

Bùyuǎn.

forward

qián

Go along __

沿着 __

沿著 __

yánzhe __ zǒu

Go towards __

__

__

wǎng __ zǒu

harbor

港口

港口

gǎngkǒu

hospital

医院

醫院

yīyuàn

How do I get to _____?

_____ 怎么去?

_____ 怎麼去?

_____ zěnme qù

How do you get to the __?

__怎么走?

__怎麼走?

Dào ___ zěnme zǒu? 

How far is _____ from here?

___离这里多远?

_____ 離這裡多遠?

_____ lí zhèlǐ duō yuǎn? 

I’m lost.

我迷路了。

我迷路了。

Wǒ mílù le.

intersection

路口

路口

lùkǒu

Is there a _____ nearby?

这里附近有 _____ 吗?

這裡附近有 _____ 嗎?

Zhèlǐ fùjìn yǒu _____ ma?

Keep walking straight, and you’ll see it.

直直走,你就会看到了。

一直直走,你就會看到了。

Yīzhí zhí zǒu, nǐ jiù huì kàn dàole.

Keep walking, and turn right at the next intersection.

一直走,到前面的路口右转。

一直走,到前面的路口右轉。

Yīzhí zǒu, dào qiánmiàn de lùkǒu yòu zhuǎn.

lane

巷弄

巷弄

xiàng nòng

left (side)

()

()

zuǒ(biān)

left, to the

往左

往左

wǎngzuǒ

monument

纪念碑

紀念碑

jìniànbēi

museum

博物馆

博物館

bówùguǎn

near/close

jìn

nearby

附近

附近

fùjìn

nearby / close by, is it

近吗?

近嗎?

Jìn ma?

nearby / closeby, it’s not

不近

不近

bújìn

next door

隔壁

隔壁

gébì

next to

__ 隔壁

__ 隔壁

zài __ gébì

park

公园

公園

gōngyuán

police station

警察局

警察局

jǐngchá jú

post office

邮局

郵局

yóujú

public restroom

公共厕所

公共廁所

gōnggòng cèsuǒ

restaurant

餐厅

餐廳

cāntīng

right (side)

()

()

yòu(biān)

right, to the

往右

往右

wǎngyòu

road

马路

馬路

mǎlù

shopping center

购物中心

購物中心

gòuwù zhōngxīn

straight

zhí

street

jiē

subway station

捷运站

捷運站

jiéyùn zhàn

take

zǒu

The __ is over there.

__在那里 (common in Southern China)

__在那裡

__zài nàlǐ 

The first street on your left.

左边第一条街

左邊第一條街

zuǒbiān dìyītiáo jiē

The first street on your right.

右边第一条街

右邊第一條街

yòubiān dìyītiáo jiē

The street after the next.

第二条街

第二條街

dì'èrtiáo jiē

To the east

往东

往東

wǎngdōng

To the north

往北

往北

wǎngběi

To the south

往南

往南

wǎngnán

To the west

往西

往西

wǎngxī

toward

wǎng

traffic light

红绿灯

紅綠燈

hónglǜdēng

train station

火车站

火車站

huǒchē zhàn

Travel Agency

旅行社

旅行社

lǚxíngshè

turn

zhuǎn

Where can I find the train station, please?

请问,怎样才能找到火车站?

請問,怎樣才能找到火車站?

Qǐngwèn, zěnyàng cáinéng zhǎodào huǒchēzhàn?

Where is the __?

__在哪儿? (common in Northern China)

__在哪兒? (common in Northern China)

__zài nǎr?

Where is the __?

__在哪里? (common in Southern China)

__在哪裡? (common in Southern China)

__ zài nǎli?

Where is the nearest _____?

最近的 _____ 在哪里?

最近的 _____ 在哪裡?

Zuìjìn de _____ zài nǎlǐ?

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