Welcome to the wild world of checking into a hotel in Chinese! Hold onto your seats, folks, because this is going to be a bumpy ride.
First things first, you’re going to want to let the receptionist know that you’d like to check in. To do this, you can say “我想办理入住手续” (wǒ xiǎng bànlǐ rùzhù shǒuxù, I want to check in).
The receptionist might ask you for your name and your reservation details. To give your name, you can say “我的名字是___” (wǒ de míngzi shì ___, my name is ). As for your reservation, you can say “我的预订号是” (wǒ de yùdìng hào shì ___, my reservation number is ___).
Next, the receptionist will likely ask you for your identification. You can say “我有身份证” (wǒ yǒu shēnfènzhèng, I have an ID) and hand over your passport or ID card.
Finally, the receptionist will give you your room key and explain the hotel’s policies. To ask for your room number, you can say “我的房间号是多少” (wǒ de fángjiān hào shì duōshǎo, what is my room number?). And to confirm the hotel’s policies, you can say “请问酒店的政策是什么” (qǐngwèn jiǔdiàn de zhèngcè shì shénme, what are the hotel’s policies?).
And there you have it! You’re all checked into your hotel in Sibu, Malaysia, speaking Chinese like a pro. Just remember to brush up on your vocabulary (especially those tricky words like “预订” (yùdìng, reservation) and “身份证” (shēnfènzhèng, ID)) and practice, practice, practice before you go. Good luck, and happy travels!