14 November 2013

Expressions: Thanks, sorry, you're welcome...

To maintain a formal conversation and to show our gratitude and education, we must know to thank, apologize and how to respond in the event that someone apologize or thank us.




How to thank? These are two characters that you should never forget.


谢谢
xièxie
thanks

How to say "you're welcome"?


不客气
bùkèqi
you're welcome

If we are the ones who must apologize, we use the term equivalent to "sorry". This expression is also identical to that we would use to disrupt or ask permission, equivalent to "excuse me".


对不起
duìbuqǐ
sorry / excuse me

To indicate that apologies are not necessary or that "it doesn't matter", the term in Chinese is:


没关系
méiguānxi
it doesn't matter