Airport in Chinese

If you want to travel by air in China, you need to know what to say at the airport in Chinese. The Rocket Chinese team is here to help! After this free audio lesson you’ll know plenty of Mandarin Chinese words and phrases that will make your journey more fun and enjoyable.
 
Would you prefer a window seat? Wondering if you’ll get a meal on the flight? Need to ask what time you should be at the gate? We’ve got it covered. Stick with us and traveling by plane in China will be a whole lot easier!

Pronouncing airport in Chinese

Let’s start with the basics. Simply click on the link below and don’t forget to repeat the words yourself so that you become comfortable forming the sounds.

机场

jīchǎng

Airport

入口

rùkǒu

Entrance

出口

chūkǒu

Exit

出发厅

chūfā tīng

Departure hall

抵达厅

dǐdá tīng

Arrival hall

海关

hǎiguān

Customs

登机口

dēngjī kǒu

Boarding gate

Boarding pass - Chinese

Chinese airport phrases

Now, here are the important questions that you will need when checking in at the counter "guì tái (柜台)". Listen to each word and its English translation and repeat the words aloud.

我得什么时候去登机口?

Wǒ děi shénme shíhòu qù dēngjī kǒu?

When do I have to be at the boarding gate?

飞行时间有多长?

Fēixíng shíjiān yǒu duōcháng?

How long is the flight?

中间停留多长时间?

Zhōngjiān tíngliú duōcháng shíjiān?

How long is the stopover?

你们提供热食吗?

Nǐmen tígòng rèshí ma?

Will you be serving hot meals?

这个航班忙吗?

Zhège hángbān máng ma?

Is the flight busy?

我需要签证吗?

Wǒ xūyào qiānzhèng ma?

Do I need a visa?

签证有效期有多久?

Qiānzhèng yǒuxiàoqī yǒu duōjiǔ?

How long is the visa valid for?

我可以带几件行李?

Wǒ kěyǐ dài jǐjiàn xíngli?

How many pieces of luggage can I take?

Some people prefer window seats, some want to sit close to the aisle. I always ask for a window seat, that way I can get a first impression of the city we are going to land in, from above. Whichever one you prefer, here are the Chinese words for it…

靠窗口的座位

kào chuāngkǒu de zuòwèi

Window seat

靠走廊的座位

kào zǒuláng de zuòwèi

Aisle seat

请给我一个靠窗口的座位。

Qǐng gěiwǒ yíge kào chuāngkǒu de zuòwèi。

I would like to have a window seat, please.

请给我一个靠走廊的座位

Qǐng gěiwǒ yíge kào zǒuláng de zuòwèi

I would like to have an aisle seat, please

Baggage at Chinese airport

Here are some possible answers you might get…

您必须起飞前十五分钟去登机口。

Nín bìxū qǐfēi qián shíwǔ fēnzhōng qù dēngjī kǒu。

You have to be at the gate 15 minutes prior to departure.

对不起,我们没有靠窗口的座位了。

Duìbuqǐ,wǒmen méiyǒu kào chuāngkǒu de zuòwèi le。

Unfortunately, we don’t have any window seats left.

您不需要签证。

Nín bùxūyào qiānzhèng。

You don’t need a visa.

我们提供冷饮和晚餐。

Wǒmen tígòng lěngyǐn hé wǎncān。

We’ll serve cold drinks and dinner.

您只可以带一件手提行李。

Nín zhǐ kěyǐ dài yíjiàn shǒutí xíngli。

You can only take one piece of hand luggage.

您的行李太重了。

Nínde xíngli tài zhòng le。

Your luggage is too heavy.

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