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 🙂
No no (Thank you very much)
P.Nà’er dehuà, hái bùgòu hǎo
Ah that’s nonsense, it’s still not good enough
P.Chà dé yuǎn ne
I’m still really far off
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
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 🙂
What’s the Difference Between Taiwanese Mandarin
and Chinese Mandarin?
Fear not, the differences are minimal. As you can see from the title, they are the same language, although like in any place, you have regional dialects and in the case of China and parts of Taiwan, completely disparate languages.