Ever want to ask someone to do you a favor when in the house? Learn some practical phrases with Chelsea so you will have no problem ordering people around when in the house (make sure don’t use it too often though, it might not give others a very good impression after all… *friendly advice*…)
To ask someone to close the door for you:
qǐng bǎ mén guān shàng
请把门关上 Please close the door
qǐng guān mén
请关门 Please close the door
The word 关门 can also be used in other situations:
diàn guān mén le
店关门了 Shops are closed
guān mén dà jí
关门大吉 idiom, meaning running out of business, (shop) closed down
To ask someone to open the door for you:
qǐng bǎ mén dǎ kāi
请把门打开 Please open the door
qǐng kāi mén
请开门 Please open the door
Similarly, with the window:
qǐng kāi chuāng
请 开 窗 Please open the window
qǐng bǎ chuāng dǎ kāi
请把窗打开 please open the window
If you would like to invite someone to cook a meal with you:
yī qǐ lái zuò fàn ba
一起来做饭吧！Let’s cook a meal together!
Time to ask your guests to sit down and relax for… 5 minutes maybe? Before you start ordering them around again teehee:
请坐 Please sit down.
If you are feeling cold:
wǒ yǒu diǎn lěng kě yǐ kāi nuǎn qì ma
I am a little bit cold, is it okay to turn the heating on?
wǒ yǒu diǎn lěng kě yǐ bǎ wēn dù tiáo gāo ma
I am a little bit cold, is it okay to turn the temperature higher?
Lastly, I hope you have a lovely time practicing Chinese with friends or families in the house!