So, you’ve made a plan to travel to the north or south of the country (or somewhere else!). Now you need to make a hotel reservation. Let’s show you how to book the hotel of your choice, and get the type of room you prefer.

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) How to tell the hotel about the dates you want to stay

(2) How to find out about the types of rooms the hotel has and choose one

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

您好:polite way to say Hello

Cultural note: 您好 is a polite greeting you will usually hear in the customer services industry. It means hello in a polite way.

There are many different ways to say “May I help you” in Chinese; below are three popular expressions you will often hear:

您好,有什么可以帮您?

您好,有什么需要帮助的吗?

您好,需要帮忙吗?

我想订房:I’d like to make a reservation

您什么时间入住?When would you like to check in?

3月3号:March 3rd

您一共几位入住:How many people will check in?

你一共几个人?How many people in total?

标准间:Standard room

单人房:Single room

双人间:Double room

无烟房:non-smoking room

吸烟房:smoking room

您想住几晚: how many nights you will stay?

请问您的姓名是什么:What is your name, please?

我的名字是( ):My name is ( )

您还有其他需要吗?Anything else?

没有了, 谢谢!:No, thank you!

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Keats Chinese School, which was founded in 2004, is one of the top Mandarin Chinese language schools in China, offering both one-on-one immersion Mandarin courses and small group Chinese classes. Located in Kunming, Keats develops personalised exercises and materials for students to meet their learning goals and requirements and can arrange a student visa for its 16 week course.

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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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