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Learn Chinese – Survival phrases #1 – Thank you

Learn Chinese – Survival phrases #1 – Thank you


Start speaking Chinese in minutes and grasp the language, culture, and custom in just minutes more! with chinese survival phrases. A completely new way to master the basics of Chinese. To get more Chinese lessons for free go to chineseclass101.com and sign up for your free lifetime account Signing up takes less than a minute, and you’ll find more great lessons. Just like this one To get more Chinese lessons go to Chineseclass101.com! Wherever your destination may be manners are a must and in this respect China is no different So in our first lesson, we’ll be taking a look at a phrase that there is no excuse not to bring with you to China Again, I’ll stress this over and over a little bit of the language can go such a long way In Chinese, thank you is 谢谢(xie xie) and one time slowly 谢谢(xie xie) Now in Chinese there of course are more polite ways to say this the first step up would be 多谢(duo xie) that means thank you very much one more time slowly 多谢 (duo xie) It’s one first tone Which is the flat tone 多 (duo~~) and then one falling tone 谢 (xie–) One more time guys 多谢 (duo xie) The word 多 (duo) means a lot. So literally it would mean a lot of thanks and 谢 (xie) means thanks. So literally it would mean a lot of thanks The next step in politeness would be 我很感谢 (Wo hen gan xie) that means I am very thankful. One more time slowly. 我很感谢(Wo hen gan xie) One more time guys, it’s a long one 我很感谢(Wo hen gan xie) This is a little bit complicated guys because we have three third tones in a row The third tone goes down and comes back up now. We have war hung gone. Yeah But because there are three third tones in a row it becomes 我很感谢(wo hen gan xie) Did you guys get that one more time? 我(wo) is usually the third tone? But because it’s followed by 很(hen) which is also third tone it becomes second tone 很(hen) is usually the third tone? But because it’s followed by 感(gan) which is also third tone. It becomes second tone 感(gan) Yeah, so guys all together it would be second tone rising tone Second tone, rising tone, third tone again, falling, and rising and then the last one is fourth tone Just the falling tone, so the phrase again is 我很感谢(wo hen gan xie) 我(wo) means I 很(hen) means very it’s often used with adjectives and you can use it all over the place 感谢(gan xie) means thankful. 感(gan) means feeling 谢(xie) means thanks Alright, so let’s recap one more time in order of the level of politeness the first one I went over was 谢谢(xie xie) 谢谢(xie xie) is the most commonly used form of thank you You use it when you’re leaving a store when you receive some goods you can use it even when someone holds the door open for you. It is the most commonly used form of thank you, and it’s probably the only one that you’ll hear other people use The next step up is 多谢(duo xie) 多谢(duo xie) means thank you very much You can use this in a store when somebody gives you something or when you receive something from a friend or a relative You can throw this in for a nice change of pace Sometimes you get tired of using the word 谢谢(xie xie) all the time And you want to make this time stand out that time you can say? 多谢(duo xie) The last level of politeness is 我很感谢 (wo hen gan xie) I warn you this is only for experts This one says that you are very thankful and it makes this time stand out in their mind It makes them know that you really enjoyed what you received from them or what they have done for you So remember guys is 我很感谢 (wo hen gan xie). All right to close out of today lesson we’d like you to practice What we’ve just learned, I’ll provide you with the English equivalent of a phrase, and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer so TiO Ti O is a phrase of encouragement used to try to get people to try their best People often say at sporting events, Jo, Jo Okay, here we go The most common form of thank you 谢谢 (xie xie) 谢谢 (xie xie) 谢谢 (xie xie) The more polite that means thank you very much 多谢 (duo xie) 多谢 (duo xie) 多谢 (duo xie) The most polite form I am very thankful 我很感谢 (wo hen gan xie) 我很感谢 (wo hen gan xie) 我很感谢 (wo hen gan xie) Remember to go to chineseclass101.com and sign up for your free lifetime account Signing up takes less than one minute and you’ll find more great lessons Just like this one Chinese survival phrases will have you speaking with proper pronunciation And armed you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your friends, teachers, colleagues, and the people you meet along the way

10 thoughts on “Learn Chinese – Survival phrases #1 – Thank you”

  1. I need a trick to saying it with a semi lisp! This is the best I have found so far that will help me with my Mandarin class πŸ™‚

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