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Lesson 008 Revision of Saying Thanks

07-08-2010 13:41 BJT

Yajie: Perfect Chinese your way, in only five minutes a day. Welcome to Chinese Studio. I’m Yajie.
Cam: Hello, every one. I’m Cam. Time flies. We are already at the end of the week. That means it’s time for us to review what we’ve learned this week.
Yajie: This week we mainly focused on basic and useful sentences for saying thanks and goodbye. Let’s go over Sentences In The week.

***************Sentences in the Week
During this week we learnt very basic and useful sentences for saying thanks. Let’s go over them now!
谢谢你。Thank you. 非常感谢。Thank you very much. 不用谢。不客气。You are welcome. All in today’s Chinese Studio. 
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Yajie: When you want to thank somebody for doing something for you. For instance, “Thank you for passing the salt.” Just say “谢谢” or “谢谢你”. 谢谢means “thank”, and 你 means “you”. Thank you. 谢谢你.
Cam: 谢谢你(xièxie nǐ).
Yajie: Cam, do you still remember the reply to 谢谢?
Cam: Yep. It’s不用谢. Bù yòng xiè! Or 不谢 (bú xiè).
Yajie: Great!

***************Sentences in the Week
Also we learnt a few popular expressions of saying goodbye. 再见, goodbye. 一会儿见, see you later. 明天见, see you tomorrow. 保重, take care. 我走了/打扰了,我走了。 哪里,您慢走。Time for me to leave./以后再来啊。
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Yajie: We also learned how to say goodbye.
Cam: Yes, it’s 再见.
Yajie: Right. 再means again, 见means to see. Literally, 再见 means to see you again. 再见 Zàijiàn.
Cam:再见is suitable for any occasion, right?
Y: Yes, totally. But if you know you will see the person again soon, you can just say一会儿见. 一会儿means a while, so一会儿见means see you later.
Cam: 一会儿见. Yíhuìr jiàn.

A: 您好。请问,您是哪国人?
B: 你好。我是英国人。您是哪国人?
A:我是中国人。)
Yajie: Also learned a few more popular expressions of saying goodbye. 我走了。/打扰了,我走了。
Cam: 打扰了,我走了。(Dǎráo le, wǒ zǒu le. )
Yajie:The reply should be哪里,您慢走。哪里 has the meaning of where. Here it means that’s nothing. And this is the reply to your thanks. Usually the Chinese people would repeat by saying “哪里哪里”.
Cam: “哪里哪里”.

Cam: I’ve learned the two basic sentence structures. It’s a good start. Well, every one, you can win a CRI gift by answering the question of the day. This time please make a sentence with 是. (shi)  You might even win CRI prizes!
Yajie: We also need to remind you again about our new email address.  You can send us questions or comments to Chinese@crifm.com.  That’s Chinese@crifm.com.  Or you can visit us on our website at en.chinabroadcast.cn. Click learn Chinese, where you can enjoy other free Chinese-learning programs.
Cam: Well, class is over. This is Cam saying goodbye.
Yajie: This is Yajie, Hope you will join us tomorrow on China Radio International. 再见!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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