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6 Awesome Ways to Say Thank you in Mandarin Chinese with Fiona Tian

Today’s post is great because no matter which phrase you use, you’re going to sound very polite and humble when using it.

These 6 phrases have been graded from Newbie to Superior, not necessarily based on the difficulty of saying them, but rather how you sound to a native speaker when saying these words. In my opinion, saying the “superior” one is easier than saying many of the others but this doesn’t matter. After watching this, we encourage you to avoid numbers 1 and 2 to really make you sound like a boss, but remember, all are good 🙂

Newbie

T.謝謝

S.谢谢

P.Xièxiè

Thank you

Elementary

T.哪裡哪裡

S.哪里哪里

P.Nǎlǐ nǎlǐ

No no (Thank you very much)

Intermediate

T.那兒的話,還不夠好

S.那儿的话,还不够好

P.Nà’er dehuà, hái bùgòu hǎo

Ah that’s nonsense, it’s still not good enough

Upper-Intermediate

T.差得遠呢

S.差得远呢

P.Chà dé yuǎn ne

I’m still really far off

Advanced

T.你過獎了,我的中文還有很大的進步空間

S.你过奖了,我的中文还有很大的进步空间

P.Nǐ guòjiǎngle, wǒ de zhōngwén hái yǒu hěn dà de jìnbù kōngjiān

You flatter me, my mandarin still has a lot of room for improvement

Superior

T.您不嫌弃

S.您不嫌弃

P.Nín bù xiánxì

It’s you guys not being critical of my Mandarin.

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Make-Up Tutorial

This lesson is for all you ladies, and i’m pretty sure the Gents will also take something away with them too.

Have you ever wanted to say what foundation or mascara was in Chinese? These things are possibly items that you use every day, and yet i’m guessing you don’t know the words for them.  Fear not, some of them I didn’t know either.

So join me in learning some words to describe putting on make-up, or you can just watch as my sister slowly abuses my face.

I just want to take a second to thank ChinesePod for giving me the opportunity to do what I love and share it with you guys. Check them out here if you want to find out what they’re all about 🙂

Lesson Notes Coming…