Languages › Mandarin Daily Mandarin Lesson: "Travel" in Chinese How to Use the Chinese Term 旅行 Lu Xing Share Flipboard Email Print Mandarin Vocabulary Mandarin History and Culture Pronunciation Understanding Chinese Characters By Qiu Gui Su Chinese Language Expert Qiu Gui Su is a native Mandarin speaker who has taught Mandarin Chinese for over 20 years. our editorial process Qiu Gui Su Updated April 26, 2017 旅行 (lǚ xíng) means "to travel" or "travels" in Mandarin Chinese. If you want to express your love for travel or if you're trying to explain that you're visiting China for leisurely travel, learning how to pronounce and use the term 旅行 can be helpful. Pronunciation The pinyin for 旅行 is ►lǚ xíng. The first character is in the 3rd tone while the second character is in the 2nd tone. This can be written as: lu3 xing2. Chinese Characters In both traditional and simplified form, 旅行 is written the same way. The first character 旅 (lǚ) means "trip" or "travel." The second character 行 (xíng) translates to all right; capable; competent; okay; to go; to do; to travel; temporary; to walk; to go; or will do depending on the context. Sentence Examples Audio files are marked with ► ►Tā měi nián dōu chū guó lǚxíng yī cì.他每年都出國旅行一次他每年都出国旅行一次He travels abroad once a year.►Tāmen yào qù ōuzhōu zì zhù lǚxíng.他們要去歐洲自助旅行他们要去欧洲自助旅行They are travelling to Europe by themselves. Synonyms Another way to say "travel" in Chinese is 旅游 ( lǚ yóu), which can also mean "tourism."