Chinese Directions

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    How to Say “North, South, East, West” in Chinese Directions?

    In the Chinese language, we do not call the directions literally as North, South, East, West, but "East, South, West, North" in Chinese, which is 东南西北 Dōngnán xīběi. Even the Chinese tile-based game, Mahjong, uses the four directions 东南西北 as one of its rules. You learn about the geographic position and its inter-cardinal points – NW, SW, NE and SW.

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    Asking for Directions in Chinese in a Variety of Ways

    Asking for Directions in Chinese on the street or while travelling is one of the best ways to speak Mandarin. Even if you have an excellent sense of direction, you can pretend not to know the way and ask on the street. Try that next time to see if someone understands your question and if you get their instructions right.

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    Giving Directions in Chinese Without Getting Lost

    Giving directions in Chinese is not easy for beginners, as there are many possibilities and words along with it. There are also a lot of terms to learn about giving directions in Mandarin which 100 common phrases are provided. You will never be lost again with audio to improve your listening comprehension by giving plentiful examples.

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