Useful Mandarin phrases for tourism

 

 

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Introduction

  • Tones
  • Greetings and farewells
  • Introductions
  • Small talk. Talking about the weather

 

Talking about yourself and your family and friends

  • Talking about your family and friends
  • Talking about your studies
  • Talking about your work
  • Talking about time
  • Talking about your routines
  • Talking about your favorite landscapes

 

Learning about Taiwan

  • Learning about the regions of Taiwan
  • Learning about Taiwanese festivals and celebrations
  • Learning about bubble tree and other Taiwanese drinks
  • Learning about Taiwanese architecture
  • Learning about  art in Taiwan
  • Learning about literature in Taiwan
  • Learning about music in Taiwan
  • Learning about sports in Taiwan

 

Using the transportation system in Taiwan

  • International airports in Taiwan
  • At the airport
  • Taking the train
  • Using the Métro in Taipei and Kaohsiung
  • Taking inter-city buses
  • Lake and river boat cruises
  • Taking a taxi
  • Asking for directions

 

Communications in Taiwan

  • Internet, post and phone communications in Taiwan
  • At the post office
  • Having a short telephone conversation in Mandarin
  • Writing short messages in Mandarin

 

Using the banking system in Taiwan

  • At the bank

 

Top-rated accommodation and dining in Taiwan

  • Famous hotels in Taiwan
  • At the hotel
  • Famous restaurants in Taiwan: the Michelin guide
  • At the restaurant
  • the Taiwanese café and tea parlor

 

Top tourist attractions in Taiwan

  • Types of tourism in Taiwan
  • Top attractions in Taipei, Kaohsiung and Tainan
  • Top attractions in other regions of Taiwan
  • Potential UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Taiwan

 

Discovering Taipei

  • Using local transport in Taipei
  • Taking a sight-seeing tour of Taipei: famous landmarks
  • Going shopping in Taipei
  • Visiting a museum/art gallery in Taipei
  • Attending a musical performance in Taipei
  • Attending a sports event in Taipei

 

Getting healthcare in Taiwan

  • at a medical clinic
  • at the dentist
  • at the pharmacy
  • dealing with emergencies