Polite Chinese Words
After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to say "thank you" in Chinese, "excuse me", "sorry", and use other polite Chinese words and phrases with confidence. You’ll also know how to express your appreciation when someone is being helpful to you.
The Rocket Chinese team wants you to feel comfortable around native speakers right from the start, and a few courteous expressions can go a long way when you’re a beginner. We’ll show you the difference between formal and informal expressions, so you can be sure you’re using the right tone for the situation.
Listen carefully to the audio and practice saying the Mandarin Chinese phrases aloud – you’ll have these mastered in no time. Just as in your native language, speaking to Chinese people in a polite manner will win you friends and gain you respect, so it’s worth making the effort!
Resources for further reading:
Pronouncing polite Chinese words
Spend some time with this lesson and listen to the link below to practice basic phrases like
“fēicháng gǎnxiè” (非常感谢)
“duìbuqǐ” (对不起) and
“méi guānxi” (没关系).
Practice Your Pronunciation With Rocket Record
Rocket Record lets you perfect your Chinese pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
Excuse me please (when someone is in your way) (formal)
Excuse me (when someone is in your way)
Excuse me (when asking questions)
Don't worry about it
Thank you for your help (formal)
Thanks for helping me
Thanks so much
That will be great
You are very kind
Make It Stick With Rocket Reinforcement
Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement activities!