As many find, even after studying Mandarin for over three years, alighting from the plane I found myself ill-prepared in the language department. For those in a similar situation, the following tidbits will hopefully help you avoid the confusing and embarrassing situations for which the classroom does not prepare you.
I have a _____ allergy.
Can I have your Wechat？
What’s in this dish?
How do I download the AQI app?
Do you have a good VPN?
The wifi is down.
There’s a cockroach in the bathroom.
The toilet is leaking.
Which Chinese drama has the easiest subtitles to read?
Where do I get a phone plan?
How much data does my phone plan have?
Keep this receipt if you want your company to reimburse you.
I’ve been locked out.
Not all the dishes we ordered came out, where are they?
Do you sell PM2.5 face masks?
Are there any stores open during Spring festival?
How sketchy is this neighborhood?
Do you have a picture menu?
How do I order lunch into the office?
Don’t step in that puddle!
What is my size in centimeters (for Americans only)?
Is there a Western style pharmacy around here?