This Chinese lesson is full of useful Chinese expressions that will help you blend in with the locals! After this lesson you'll have a range of common phrases to use when socializing with Chinese people.
Whether you want to wish someone well or apologize for standing on their toes, this Chinese language lesson is the one for you. Listen carefully to the pronunciation and practice speaking aloud until you feel confident.
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All the best!
Best of luck!
Take care! (casual)
Take care! (formal)
Best wishes from…
Best wishes to…
Best wishes on your birthday
Have a nice vacation!
Happy New Year!
Let’s review how to apologize again. The easiest way to apologize in Chinese is to say…
抱歉 (bàoqiàn) can also be used in showing condolences or sympathy…
I'm so sorry to hear that!
You could also apologize this way…
If someone stepped on your toes and apologized you might want to reply with…
It doesn't matter!
That’s it for today’s lesson. Here are a few recommended Chinese lessons to try next!
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