If you are stuck in a foreign country with no money, the last thing you want to do is think of how to saw “Where is the bank?”. Well here are some sentences to get you asking people to point you in the right direction as soon as possible.
“银行在哪里？” (Yínháng zài nǎlǐ?) – Where is the bank? – This is probably your quickest best bet. However, this question presupposes that you know that there is a bank nearby. So how do you ask if there is a bank nearby? Check the next translation in Chinese.
“附近有没有银行？” (Fùjìn yǒu méiyǒu yínháng?) – Is there a bank nearby? – This makes for a better start if you are lost and have no idea if there is bank close by.
“我要去银行，怎么走？” (Wǒ yào qù yínháng, zěnme zǒu?) – I want go to the bank, how do I get there? – This is a bit more specific than the first line and will help if you want specific directions.
If all else fails, write down 银行 (yínháng) and point at it. Some person will know if there is a bank nearby. Just be safe. Make sure that you are not followed. Good luck with getting some money!
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