Elliott and I listed some must-know Chinese terms and phrases for living in China.

For some odd reason, some simplified Chinese characters don’t show up in Premiere Pro, so I had to replace them with traditional characters. Below are all of the phrases we mentioned in the video!

Words you must know in China

  1. laowai / foreigner
  2. xie xie / thank you
  3. ni hao / hello
  4. chao fan / fried rice
  5. chao mian / fried noodles
  6. wai mai / food delivery
  7. eleme / Chinese food delivery company
  8. da bao / to-go
  9. dao le / has arrived
  10. didi / Chinese Uber
  11. lai le / coming
  12. duo shao qian / how much?
  13. fu wu yuan / waiter, waitress
  14. Mei nv / pretty girl
  15. Shuai ge / handsome boy
  16. mai dan / pay the bill
  17. zhi fu bao / Alipay
  18. wei xin / WeChat
  19. Peng you / friend
  20. nv peng you / girlfriend
  21. nan peng you / boyfriend
  22. zhong guo / china
  23. Jia you / you can do it (add fuel)
  24. didi / little boy
  25. meimei / little girl
  26. hao le / done, alright

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