Traveling around China on vacation or business? Need to know what to say on the airplane in Chinese? You can make sure your journey goes smoothly by learning a few useful Chinese words and phrases before you depart in this free Rocket Chinese lesson.
How do you say ticket and passport in Chinese? What’s the Chinese word for luggage? You’ll learn these important words and more. We’ll also show you how to ask the flight attendants for what you need in Japanese. We hope you won’t need to explain that something has gone wrong with your travel plans, but just in case, we’ll teach you how to do that too.
Let's get started on this lesson on airplane in Chinese!
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Imagine you are on a 10+ hour flight from the United States to China ... Yes! You'd better make sure you know how to ask for a drink or an extra blanket. It’s also important to know what “qǐng jì hǎo ān quán dài (请系好安全带)” means. Repeat the new words aloud to practice your pronunciation.
I would like a glass of water.
I'm scared of flying.
I feel cold. Do you have a blanket?
When are we going to land?
Please fasten your seatbelt.
My headset doesn't work.
We might be expecting turbulence.
Once you arrive at the airport you will have to collect your luggage. Simply follow the signs to the “xíng li tí qǔ (行李提取)” and make your way to the “hǎi guān (海关)”. Listen to the qudio link below to hear the pronunciation…
Hopefully you won’t need to use the following phrases, but it’s still handy to know them.
My luggage got damaged.
I've lost my boarding pass.
My luggage got lost.
I've missed my connecting flight.
I've lost my passport.
I've lost my ticket.
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