Now it’s time to check-in to your hotel. Have you got all the documents you need? How will you find the way to your room? Make sure you can ask the hotel staff the right questions to start your stay in the best possible way…

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) What you need when checking-in to a hotel in China

(2) How to find your way to your room and, of course, the restaurant!

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

护照:passport

身份证:ID card

前台:front desk

大堂:lobby

先生/小姐:hotel staff

服务员:general term for hotel staff

Cultural note: If you are in the hotel, and you want to ask for help from the hotel staff, for male staff, you can use :先生,for female staff, you can address her as 小姐。Or, in general, you can address both male or female using: 服务员。

雨伞:umbrella

伞:short expression for umbrella

行李:luggage

行李员:luggage porter

行李车:luggage car

房卡:key card

信用卡:credit card

电梯:lift

滚梯:lift

直梯:lift

Cultural note: in China,电梯is a general term for both a lift or an escalator. If you want to be more specific:

滚梯/手扶电梯:escalator

直梯: lift

餐厅:restaurant

餐厅在几层:Which floor is the restaurant on?

 

Yes! I’d like to learn Mandarin Chinese more effectively

Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.

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