When you’re traveling by air there are some Chinese words you may need to use. In this lesson you’ll learn how to understand the emergency procedures on the plane in Chinese, as well as other key pieces of information.
You’ll learn how to ask for things in Chinese and how to speak to airport officials. Soon you’ll know exactly what to say on the plane and at the airport to make it easier and safer for you to travel in China.
Let's get started on this lesson in air travel in Chinese!
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Imagine you are on a flight from America to China. It’s a long way, so make sure you know how to ask for a drink or an extra blanket in case you are cold. It’s also important to know what “我需要 wǒ xūyào” means. Repeat the new words aloud to practice your pronunciation.
I would like to have a glass of water.
I'm scared of flying.
I'm cold, do you have a blanket?
When are we going to land?
Please fasten your seatbelt.
My headset doesn't work.
We are expecting turbulence.
Once you arrive at the airport you will have to collect your luggage. Simply follow the signs to the “行李认领 xínglǐ rènlǐng” and make your way to the “护照检查 hùzhào jiǎnchá”. Listen to the Audio below to hear the pronunciation…
Hopefully you won’t need to use the following phrases, but it’s still useful to know them...
My luggage got damaged.
My luggage got lost.
I've missed my connecting flight.
I've lost my passport.
I've lost my ticket.
I've lost my boarding pass.
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