COMMON PHRASES
English: Hello – (informal)
Chinese: 你好
Hainan: du ho

English: How are you?
Chinese: 你好吗 ?
Hainan: du ho bo ?

English: Fine, thank you.
Chinese: 好谢谢
Hainan: ho, dia dia.

English: What is your name?
Chinese: 你 叫么名 ?
Hainan: lu kio mi mia ?

English: My name is ______ .
Chinese: 侬的名叫做 (name)
Hainan: nong kai mia kio (name) –

English: Thank you.
Chinese: 谢谢
Hainan: bok gai
Hainan: dia dia

English: You’re welcome.
Chinese: 无用客气
Hainan: bo yong khek khui

English: Yes
Chinese: 是
Hainan: ti

English: No
Chinese: 无是( bo ti )/ 不是(bo) both works just fine
Hainan: bo oo (ah) – to deny something

English: Excuse me (getting attention)
Chinese: 请问
Hainan: sia mui

English: Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Chinese: 对不起
Hainan: dui bo khi

English: Please.
Chinese: 请
Hainan: sia

English: I’m sorry.
Chinese: 对不起
Hainan: dui bo khi

English: I can’t speak name of language [well].
Chinese: 我不会讲 / 英文
Hainan: wa bo oi gong [language](if english, eng boon ]

English: Do you speak English?
Chinese: 你会讲英文无 ?
Hainan: lu oi gong eng boon bo?

English: Do you speak English?
Chinese: 你会讲英文无 ?
Hainan: lu oi gong eng boon bo?

English: Is there someone here who speaks English?
Chinese: 这里有人会讲英文无 ?
Hainan: zhe lè oo nang oi gong eng boon bo?

English: Help!
Chinese: 救命/救人
Hainan: kiu mia / kiu nang !

English: Look out!|
Chinese: 小心!
Hainan: mor hor!

English: Good morning.
Chinese: 早上好。
Hainan: hor yet

English: Good evening.
Chinese: 晚上好。
Hainan: hor mair

English: Good night (to sleep)
Chinese: 晚安(睡觉)
Hainan: ku koi hor

English: I don’t understand.
Chinese: 我不明白。
Hainan: (wa bo oi )wa bor dai

English: Wheres the toilet?
Chinese: 厕所在处 ? 公房在处 ?
Hainan: (xet toh du dair ?) gong bung du dair

NUMBERS
1
一 yet / jiak

2
二 ji / 两 noh

3
三 ta

4
四 ti

5
五 ngo

6
六 lak

7
七 siet

8
八 bui

9
九 kao

10
十 tap

11
十一 tap yet

12
十二 tap ji

13
十三 tap ta

14
十四 tap ti

15
十五 tap ngo

16
十六 tap lak

17
十七 tap siet

18
十八 tap bui

19
十九 tap kao

20
二十 ji tap

21
二十一 ji tap yet

22
二十二 ji tap ji

23
二十三 ji tap ta

30
三十 ta tap

40
四十 ti tap

50
五十 ngo tap

60
六十 lak tap

70
七十 siet tap

80
八十 bui tap

90
九十 kao tap

100
一百 jiak beh

200
两百 noh beh

300
三百 ta beh

1,000
一千 jiak sai

2,000
两千 noh sai

10,000
一万 jiak ban

1,000,000
一百万 jiak beh ban

1,000,000,000
十亿 tap yi

1,000,000,000,000
jiak ban beh