Chinese Expressions

This Chinese lesson is full of useful Chinese expressions that will help you blend in with the locals! After this lesson you'll have a range of common phrases to use when socializing with Chinese people.  

Whether you want to wish someone well or apologize for standing on their toes, this Chinese language lesson is the one for you. Listen carefully to the pronunciation and practice speaking aloud until you feel confident.

Pronouncing Chinese expressions

万事如意!

Wànshì rúyì!

All the best!

祝你好运!

Zhùnǐ hǎoyùn!

Good luck!

好好玩!

Hǎohao wán!

Have fun!

爱你!

àinǐ!

Love you!

旅途愉快!

Lǚtú yúkuài!

Bon Voyage!

干杯!

Gānbēi!

Cheers!

身体健康!

Shēntǐ jiànkāng!

Good health!

好运不断!

Hǎoyùn búduàn!

Best of luck!

干得好!

Gàndehǎo!

Well done!

好好照顾自己!

Hǎohao zhàogù zìjǐ!

Take care! (casual)

保重!

Bǎozhòng!

Take care! (formal)

来自…的真挚祝福。

Láizì … de zhēnzhì zhùfú。

Best wishes from…

献给…的真挚祝福。

Xiàngěi … de zhēnzhì zhùfú。

Best wishes to…

恭喜恭喜!

Gōngxǐ gōngxǐ!

Congratulations!

欢迎!

Huānyíng!

Welcome!

深表同情!

Shēnbiǎo tóngqíng!

With sympathy!

衷心祝福你的生日!

Zhōngxīn zhùfú nǐde shēngrì!

Best wishes on your birthday

保佑你!

Bǎoyòu nǐ!

Bless you!

假期愉快!

Jiàqī yúkuài!

Have a nice vacation!

复活节快乐!

Fùhuójié kuàilè!

Happy Easter!

圣诞快乐!

Shèngdànjié kuàilè!

Merry Christmas!

新年快乐!

Xīnnián kuàilè!

Happy New Year!

Let’s review how to apologize again. The easiest way to apologize in Chinese is to say…

抱歉!

Bàoqiàn!

Excuse me!

抱歉 (bàoqiàn) can also be used in showing condolences or sympathy…

听到这个消息我很抱歉!

Tīngdào zhège xiāoxi wǒ hěn bàoqiàn!

I’m so sorry to hear that!

You could also apologize this way…

对不起!

Duìbuqǐ!

sorry!

If someone stepped on your toes and apologized you might want to reply with…

没关系!

Méi guānxì!

It doesn't matter!

That’s it for today’s lesson.

Here are a few recommended Chinese lessons to try next!

Huí tóu jiàn! (回头见)

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