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Registering with the Police Station

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ID: 0799 Upper Intermediate
The bureaucratical love affair with forms and hassle. In this podcast, a pain in the butt cracked open for all you waiguorens living in China. Listen to this lesson, and pack yourself down to the police station to register. Throw in a kowtow or two for good measure and turn on some Chinese charm--hopefully, you'll get a nice chain-smoking official who won't care that you're 362 days late...
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住宿 zhùsù accommodation
登记 dēngjì to register
护照 hùzhào passport
规定 guīdìng to stipulate
你好, 我要办住宿登记。
nǐhǎo , wǒ yào bàn zhùsù dēngjì 。
Hello, I want to register my residence.
dài hùzhào le ma ?
Did you bring your passport?
dài le ,gěi nǐ 。
I did, here you go.
ng4 ,nǐ lái Zhōngguó nàme jiǔ le ?zhèngfǔ guīdìng yào zài rùjìng hòu èrshí sì xiǎoshí zhīnèi dēngjì ,yúqī yào fákuǎn de 。
Hmm, you've been in China this long? The government stipulates that you have 24 hours after you enter to register. If you exceed that there is a fine.
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