27 Feb Chinese expressions that you ought to know before having a Mandarin Lesson
Chinese expressions that you ought to know before having a Mandarin Lesson
Do you plan in learning to speak the Mandarin language? Before you must learn the language you must first learn some common Chinese expressions before you can learn to begin your Mandarin Lessons. These expressions are very helpful to you in your usual conversations with the Chinese and just in case you would like to travel around China.
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Nǐ hǎo ma? Which is being pronounce as Nee-haoww-mah? Means how are you? And if you would just say Nǐ hǎo, this would just simply mean Hello. This is the most basic expression that you should learn as this can usually start your conversation in a polite way with another person.
Xièxie which is being pronounce as sshyeah-sshyeah means Thank You. This is a basic courtesy. After you have ask any information or after you have spoken with another person it is always considered polite to say thank you at the end of the Mandarin conversation so please do not forget to say Xièxie always.
Duìbuqǐ which being pronounce as dway-boo-chee means I’m sorry. This is a very helpful expression to know. This is because anytime you would make a mistake or unintentionally hurt someone you will know how to ask forgiveness and to ask for one is just to say Duìbuqǐ.
Nín guì xìng which is being pronounce as neen gway shing means what is your name. This is also a very helpful expression just in case you would want to know the name of the person to whom you are talking to. For you to remember the people whom you had made friends in China do not forget to ask their name so always remember to say nín guì xìng.
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