China covers a humongous amount of land to the size of 9,596,961 Sq Km. This statistic leaves China only slightly smaller than the entire US. Additionally, China also has over 650 cities, 55 of which hold a population of over a million people. It is then quite explainable as to how one can get easily lost not only from one city to the next but deep within their boundaries. Here are some phrases that should guide you out of a sticky situation:
Which way is the museum?
Bówùguǎn zài nǎ’er?
So I must go straight and then turn right at the traffic lights?
一直走， 到红路灯往左拐 吗？
Yīzhí zǒu, dào hóng lùdēng wǎng zuǒ guǎi ma?
I must have taken a wrong turn.
Wǒ guǎi cuò.
I’m not a spy, I am just lost.
Wǒ bùshì jiàndié, wǒ zhǐ mílù de.