We all have been in quarantine before or have to stay at home right now to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy.
We have prepared 13 must-know Chinese phrases for you to help you avoid any problems and survive during quarantine. 🏡
- nucleic acid test / pcr test
(short from 核酸检测 hésuān jiǎncè)
- zuò hésuān
- to take a nucleic acid test
- to isolate / to separate
New Chinese Phrases
Use these sentences if you want to ask about quarantine, test results or if you need someone help you find your food delivery or walk your dog.👇
1. BEING IN QUARANTINE
If you want to know about quarantine in your living area or in your compound, you can say:
- Wǒmen yào gélí duōjiǔ?
- How long will we be in quarantine?
- Wǒmen de gōngyù/dàlóu/xiǎoqū bèi gélí le ma?
- Is our building/compound quarantined?
2. TAKING THE NUCLEIC ACID TEST
If you need to take the nucleic acid test or want to know your test results, you can ask these questions.👇
- Wǒ shénme shíhou kěyǐ kàndào hésuān bàogào?
- When can I get the nucleic acid test result?
- Wǒmen yào zuò nǎ zhǒng hésuān, bízi háishi zuǐba?
- Which nucleic test do we have to take, nose or mouth?
- Wǒmen jīntiān shénme shíhou zuò hésuān?
- When can we take a nucleic acid test today?
- Wǒmen yào zuò jǐ cì hésuān?
- How many times do we need to do the nucleic acid test?
- Wǒmen yào zài nǎlǐ zuò hésuān?
- Where should we take a nucleic acid test?
3. FOOD DELIVERY ISSUES
Food delivery can be frustrating for everyone during quarantine. Use these sentences to ask about your delivery if you cannot find it.
- Wǒmen shénme shíhou néng diǎn wàimài?
- When can we order food delivery?
- Wàimài sòng dào nǎlǐ?
- Where should the food be delivered?
- Wǒ zhǎo budào wǒ de wàimài. Qǐngwèn yǒu rén néng bāng wǒ zhǎo yī zhǎo ma?
- I can’t find my food delivery. Can anyone help to find it, please?
4. TAKING OUT THE TRASH
Make sure you know where you can throw away the garbage in your building/compound.
- Wǒ zài nǎlǐ kěyǐ rēng lājī?
- Where can I throw away the garbage?
5. WALKING YOUR DOG
If you have a dog and cannot take them to walk, try to ask someone for help in your compound. A security man or volunteers might help you.
- Qǐngwèn yǒu rén néng bāng wǒ liùgǒu ma?
- Can someone help me walk my dog?
6. BEING GRATEFUL
There are so many volunteers, delivery and security men who are doing their best helping people during quarantine. Don’t forget to express your gratitude to them.
- 非常感谢你们的帮助! 辛苦你们了!
- Fēicháng gǎnxiè nǐmen de bāngzhù! Xīnkǔ nǐmen le!
- Thank you so much for your help! Thank you for your hard work!