Knowing how to be polite is essential for any Chinese language learner. After today’s lesson, you’ll be able to say "thank you," "excuse me," and "sorry," and use other polite Chinese expressions with confidence.
Listen carefully to the pronunciation and practice saying the Chinese phrases aloud.
You'll become an expert in saying thank you in Chinese in no time!
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Forgive me please. (formal)
Excuse me please. (casual)
I'm very sorry about that.
Thank you for your help. (formal)
Thanks for your help. (casual)
Thanks a lot.
That will be great.
How kind of you.
Whether you are traveling to China or simply interacting with Chinese people, acting in a courteous way will win you friends and gain you respect. Chinese people tend to place more emphasis on courtesy than you might be used to. Use all of the phrases above liberally, and you’ll find that people will treat you well.
If you want more lessons on Chinese salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:
Lin Ping: Rocket Chinese
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