Major Chinese and Taiwanese hotels almost always have the English-speaking staff to assist travelers from Western countries. Hotels in out-of-the-way tourist destinations, however, may not have anyone available who speaks English, so this list of common hotel vocabulary will help you.
Be sure to practice these words and phrases well before your departure date. The hardest part about Mandarin vocabulary is the tones, which can give a word different meanings. The proper use of tones will make your Mandarin easy to understand.
Click on the links in the Pinyin column to hear the audio files.
|room with shared bath||pǔtōng fáng||普通房|
|single room||dān rén fáng||單人房|
|double room||shuāng rén fáng||雙人房|
|check in||bào dào||報到|
|stay in a hotel||zhù lǚ guǎn||住旅館|
|reserve a room||dìng fángjiān||訂房間|
|parking lot||tíngchē chǎng||停車場|
|front desk||fú wù tái||服務臺|
|wake-up call||jiào xǐng||叫醒|
|I have a reservation.||Wǒ yùdìng le.||我預定了｡|
|I would like a double room.||Wǒ yào shuāng rén fang.||我要雙人房｡|
|I would like a room with a…||Wǒ xiǎng yào yǒu… de fángjiān.||我想要有… 的房間｡|
|Where is the elevator?||Diàn tī zài nǎli?||電梯在哪裡?|
|I would like a wake-up call for (time).||Qǐng (time) jiào xǐng wǒ.||請 (time) 叫醒我｡|
|I would like to check out.||Wǒ yào tuì fang.||我要退房｡|
|The bill is incorrect.||Zhàng dān bú duì.||帳單不對｡|