Everyday Help: Useful Phrases for Life Services

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Navigating daily life in China can be much smoother when you know some essential phrases for common services. Whether you need to visit the bank, the doctor, or even the post office, these phrases will help you communicate effectively and get the help you need.

At the Bank

Opening an Account

When you visit a bank to open an account, these phrases can be helpful:

  1. I would like to open a bank account.


    Wǒ xiǎng kāi yī gè yínháng zhànghù.
  2. What documents do I need to provide?

Wǒ xūyào tígōng nǎxiē wénjiàn?
  3. Can I have a debit card with this account?

    Zhège zhànghù kěyǐ bànlǐ jièjì kǎ ma?

At the Doctor

Scheduling an Appointment

When booking a doctor's appointment, these phrases will help:

  1. I need to see a doctor.


    Wǒ xūyào kàn yīshēng.
  2. Is there an English-speaking doctor available?


    Yǒu huì shuō yīngyǔ de yīshēng ma?
  3. Can I make an appointment for tomorrow?


    Wǒ kěyǐ yùyuē míngtiān de kàn zhěn ma?

Receiving Packages

For receiving packages, knowing these phrases can be handy:

  1. I am here to pick up a package.

Wǒ lái qǔ yī gè bāoguǒ.
  2. My package tracking number is...


    Wǒ de bāoguǒ zhuīzōng hàomǎ shì...
  3. Can you hold my package for a few days?


    Nǐmen kěyǐ bǎoguǎn wǒ de bāoguǒ jǐ tiān ma?

At the Supermarket

Finding Products

When shopping for groceries, these phrases will help you find what you need:

  1. Where can I find the dairy products?


    Qǐngwèn rǔzhìpǐn zài nǎ'er?
  2. Do you have gluten-free products?


    Zhèlǐ yǒu wú fū zhì de chǎnpǐn ma?
  3. Can you show me where the fresh produce is?


    Kěyǐ gàosù wǒ xīnxiān shūguǒ qū zài nǎ ma?

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