5 Most Essential Chinese Phrases
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I sure hope I can understand the directions to the 厕所 (cèsuǒ). I am going to try this in S.F. -> Ordering a Chinese Doughnut (loved this). I hope you do more videos where you interact in Chinese. I subbed you.
Thanks! I spent about 5 months of my Chinese studies in Taiwan, but other than that my teachers were mostly from near Beijing.
Hi Austin, great video!
I'm just curious about the bathroom phrase, can't you say 洗手间在哪儿？
Yes you could say "洗手间在哪儿." Both are technically grammatically correct, it just depends on which one you are more familiar with or you'd prefer using. I personally prefer "洗手间" when I tell someone where I'm going and do use "洗手间" in most cases. "I've used "厕所" once in a while, especially when I'm talking to a native Cantonese speaker since in Cantonese the equivalent for bathroom is "厕所."
True but most people I meet when I return back to the Guangdong region and Hong Kong use 厕所. It is more common to hear 厕所 rather than 洗手间.
Yeah :) There are alternatives like 卫生间 and 洗手间, but I remember being taught 厕所 first.