Mandarin Phrases You Can Use Immediately

Once you start learning a new language, you want to use it immediately. The Mandarin phrases listed below allow you to do exactly that. For even more phrases, take a look at our learning resources for Mandarin at the end of the page.

20 Easy Mandarin Phrases

please in Mandarin请 (qǐng)
thank you in Mandarin谢谢 (xiè xie)
sorry in Mandarin对不起 (duì bu qǐ)
I want this in Mandarin我要这个 (wǒ yào zhè ge)
I want more in Mandarin我要多一点 (wǒ yào duō yī diǎn)
I know in Mandarin我知道 (wǒ zhī dào)
I don't know in Mandarin我不知道 (wǒ bù zhī dào)
Can you help me? in Mandarin你能帮我吗? (nǐ néng bāng wǒ ma?)
I don't like this in Mandarin我不喜欢这个 (wǒ bù xǐ huan zhè ge)
I like you in Mandarin我喜欢你 (wǒ xǐ huan nǐ)
I love you in Mandarin我爱你 (wǒ ài nǐ)
I miss you in Mandarin我好想你 (wǒ hǎo xiǎng nǐ)
see you later in Mandarin待会儿见 (dāi huì er jiàn)
Come with me in Mandarin跟我来 (gēn wǒ lái)
turn right in Mandarin向右转 (xiàng yòu zhuǎn)
turn left in Mandarin向左转 (xiàng zuǒ zhuǎn)
go straight in Mandarin直走 (zhí zǒu)
What's your name? in Mandarin你叫什么名字? (nǐ jiào shén me míng zi?)
My name is David in Mandarin我叫大卫 (wǒ jiào dà wèi)
I'm 22 years old in Mandarin我今年二十二岁 (wǒ jīn nián èr shí èr suì)

Other Useful Phrases in Mandarin

hi in Mandarin嗨 (hāi)
hello in Mandarin你好 (ní hǎo)
bye bye in Mandarin拜拜 (bái bái)
ok in Mandarin好的 (hǎo de)
cheers in Mandarin干杯 (gān bēi)
welcome in Mandarin欢迎 (huān yíng)
I agree in Mandarin我同意 (wǒ tóng yì)
Where is the toilet? in Mandarin洗手间在哪里? (xǐ shǒu jiān zài nǎ lǐ?)
How are you? in Mandarin你好吗? (nǐ hǎo ma?)
I have a dog in Mandarin我有一只狗 (wǒ yǒu yī zhī gǒu)
I want to go to the cinema in Mandarin我想去看电影 (wǒ xiǎng qù kàn diàn yǐng)
You definitely have to come in Mandarin你一定要来 (nǐ yī dìng yào lái)
This is quite expensive in Mandarin这个太贵了 (zhè ge tài guì le)
This is my girlfriend Anna in Mandarin这是我的女朋友安娜 (zhè shì wǒ de nǚ péng you ān nà)
Let's go home in Mandarin我们回家吧 (wǒ men huí jiā ba)
Silver is cheaper than gold in Mandarin白银比黄金便宜 (bái yín bǐ huáng jīn pián yi)
Gold is more expensive than silver in Mandarin黄金比白银贵 (huáng jīn bǐ bái yín guì)

Mandarin Vocabulary Books

Learn Mandarin - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Mandarin - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Mandarin word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Mandarin words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.

Mandarin Vocabulary Book

This Mandarin vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

Mandarin Flashcards


Mandarin Flashcards Online

On our partner platform Flashcardo you can find Mandarin flashcards to practice online for free ordered by topics and frequency of use, similar to our two vocabulary books above.

Printable Mandarin Flashcards

With this downloadable product you get all Mandarin flashcards available on in various formats for you to use. In detail you get 1 EPUB ebook, 2 PDF vocabulary lists and 8 printable flashcard PDFs.

Free Learning Resources