It's not unusual to need to ask for directions when visiting any foreign country. If you can't find someone who speaks English, it can help to know some relevant Chinese words and phrases. People in Chinese will usually be keen to help you find your way, but you may need to meet them halfway!
Dani can't remember the exact location of the mobile phone shop, and asks somebody on the street for directions. Leo learns his left from his right in Mandarin Chinese. Dani also teaches him how to say walk straight ahead, and turn at a particular set of traffic lights. When they arrive at the shopping centre, Leo learns how to say which floor, and whether he wants to go to the shop on the left or the one on the right.
In China, shops may not be as well signposted and advertised as you might expect. They can also change premises with regular frequency, maybe just up the street or around the corner. Even when you get to the right shopping mall, it can hard to pinpoint the store you're looking for in the sometimes labyrinth like mall layouts. Armed with some useful Mandarin Chinese vocabulary, you can get to your destination quicker and easier.
About our Lessons
Dani, a Mandarin Chinese speaker and native of Beijing, guides you along your travels in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases essential to navigate through real life scenarios in everyday Chinese life. You will also benefit from fascinating and practical lessons about the culture of China and its values. The lessons will allow you to learn Chinese online without the need for downloads or software installations. You can begin to learn Chinese free by taking advantage of our ten free Chinese lessons.