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Chapter 2: Accommodation

  • 請問到車站要多久?

    Qǐngwèn dào chēzhàn yào duōjiǔ?

    How long does it take to get to the station from here?

  • 請幫我叫計程車,我要去車站。

    Qǐng bāng wǒ jiào jìchéngchē, wǒ yào qù chēzhàn.

    Please call a taxi, I’m headed to the bus/train station.

  • 這個是什麼費用?

    Zhège shì shénme fèiyòng?

    What’s this charge for?

  • 我的東西忘在房間了。

    Wǒ de dōngxi wàng zài fángjiān le.

    I left something in my room.

  • 請幫我保管行李。

    Qǐng bāng wǒ bǎoguǎn xínglǐ.

    Could you keep my luggage?

  • 我想要再住一天。

    Wǒ xiǎngyào zài zhù yìtiān.

    I’d like to stay one more night.

    Tone change rules(also called tone sandhi rules):一 (yī) have to changes to 4th tone (yì) when followed by any other tone(1st, 2nd, 3rd).
  • 我需要換房間,因為冷氣壞了。

    Wǒ xūyào huàn fángjiān, yīnwèi lěngqì huàile.

    The air conditioner in my room doesn’t work. I need to change rooms.

  • 你好,毛巾還沒來。

    Nǐ hǎo, máojīn hái méi lái.

    Hello, the towels I requested haven’t arrived yet.

  • 你好,我的房間是401,我需要毛巾。

    Nǐ hǎo, wǒ de fángjiān shì 401, wǒ xūyào máojīn.

    Hello, this is room 401. Please bring me some towels.

  • 請問有會____的人嗎?

    Qǐngwèn yǒu huì ____ de rén ma?

    Does anyone speak ____ ?

    English / 英語 Yīngyǔ
    Japanese / 日語 Rìyǔ
    You can ask for employee who do speak your native language. “___” is replaceable, it means different language.
  • 請問有____嗎?

    Qǐngwèn yǒu ____ ma?

    Is there a ____ ?

    Business center / 商務中心shāngwùzhōngxīn
    gym / 健身房jiànshēnfáng
    You can ask for the hotel facilities. “___” is replaceable.
  • 請問早餐幾點開始?

    Qǐngwèn zǎocān jǐ diǎn kāishǐ?

    What time do you start serving breakfast?

  • 請問有____的房間嗎?

    Qǐngwèn yǒu ____ de fángjiān ma?

    I’d like to request a room ____.

    with sea view / 面海miàn hǎi
    on the upper level / 高樓層gāo lóucéng
    quiet / 安靜ānjìng
  • 請給我飯店的名片。

    Qǐng gěi wǒ fàndiàn de míngpiàn.

    Please give me a hotel business card.

  • 這是我的____。

    Zhè shì wǒ de ____.

    This is my ____.

    reservation / 預約號碼 yùyuē hàomǎ
    passport / 護照hùzhào
  • 你好,我要check in。

    Nǐhǎo, wǒ yào check in.

    Hello, I’d like to check in.

    People use “code-switching” in daily life. “Check in” is more popular than “登記入住”(dēngjìyùzhù)
  • 你好,我會晚到,請保留房間。

    Nǐhǎo, wǒ huì wǎn dào, qǐng bǎoliú fángjiān.

    Hello, I’ll be late. Please hold my room.