2019-10-11upper intermediate

Checking in at the Airport – HSK 4 Reading Practice

In this HSK 4 reading practice we're going to help you with some basic travel Chinese. We'll look at some key phrases that you will likely hear at the airport. Each phrase comes with reading assistance as you need it. You can choose to show pinyin, switch between simplified and traditional characters and listen to a native Chinese speaker's recording.

These example sentences are selected from a conversation between Ben and the agent at the airport check-in counter. You can find the full lesson linked below, or on our Chinese reading practice app.

Suggestion for study:


  • Read with no assistance

  • Play the recording and follow along

  • Hover over words to see English translations

  • Practice with the full lesson

Reading Practice

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nín hǎo
您好
您好
hello (polite)
 
qǐng
to ask, to request
chū shì
出示
出示
to show, to take out and show to others, to display
nín
you (courteous)
de
~'s (possessive particle)
jī piào
机票
機票
plane ticket, passenger ticket
and
hù zhào
护照
護照
passport
 

Hello! Please show your flight ticket and passport.

Character set
Pinyin
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nín
you (courteous)
yǒu
to have, there is
xíng li
行李
行李
luggage
yào
to want, to ask for
tuō yùn
托运
託運
to consign (goods), to check through (baggage)
ma
(question particle for "yes-no" questions)
 

Do you have any luggage to check in?

Character set
Pinyin
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zhè
this, these
shì
is, are
nín
you (courteous)
de
~'s (possessive particle)
jī piào
机票
機票
plane ticket, passenger ticket
 
hù zhào
护照
護照
passport
and
dēng jī pái
登机牌
登機牌
boarding pass
 
dēng jī
登机
登機
to board a plane
shí jiān
时间
時間
time
shì
is, are
 
6
6
diǎn
o'clock
 
50
50
fēn
minute
 
dēng jī kǒu
登机口
登機口
departure gate (aviation)
zài
(located) at, (to be) in
 
15
15
hào
ordinal number
 

Here's your ticket, passport and boarding pass. The boarding time is 6:50. Your gate is number 15.

Character set
Pinyin

See these example sentences used in a conversation here.

Here's another lesson about traveling to China.

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