Hotel in Chinese

Traveling to a Chinese-speaking country? Need help booking a hotel in Chinese? You’re in the right place! This free audio lesson will show you how to make a hotel reservation over the phone or speak to a Chinese receptionist in person.
After this lesson you’ll feel more confident with questions in Chinese like “how much?” and “how many?”, and the kind of basic Mandarin Chinese conversation you need to understand. Listen carefully to the Chinese pronunciation of the native speakers and then practice saying the Chinese words and phrases aloud. Don’t be shy!

Pronunciation help for booking a hotel in Chinese

Vacancy - Chinese translation

Two useful words to know at this point are fáng jiān (房)”, a room, and kōng (空), available or literally free. The receptionist may respond…

When asking for the price the receptionist at the hotel will need to know for how many people and for how many nights you want the room.

You might answer:

The receptionist may also ask whether you want a single or a double room.

Your answer may look like this…

Double bed - Chinese translation

When asking for the price, you can simply say “…duō shǎo qián (多少钱?)” how much [is it for…], and add the type of room and number of nights you want. For example:

Some hotels charge per room, others per person (¥ is the sign for RMB just as $ is for USD).
Here are some possible answers you might get to hear…

For more lessons on Chinese vocabulary I recommend these!​

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  • DIY while in China? This lesson covers the essential vocab for tools in Chinese.

Zài jiàn (再 见!)

Lin Ping
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