Thank You in Chinese

Knowing how to be polite is essential for any Chinese language learner. After today’s lesson you’ll be able to say "thank you", "excuse me", and "sorry", and use other polite Chinese expressions with confidence.

Listen carefully to the pronunciation and practice saying the Chinese phrases aloud.

You'll become an expert in saying thank you in Chinese in no time!

Pronouncing thank you in Chinese

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请原谅我。

Qǐng yuánliàng wǒ。

Forgive me please. (formal)

借光。

Jièguāng。

Excuse me please. (casual)

对不起。

Duìbuqǐ。

Sorry.

对此我感到很抱歉。

Duìcǐ wǒ gǎndào hěn bàoqiàn。

I’m very sorry about that.

谢谢你的帮助。

Xièxie nǐde bāngzhù。

Thank you for your help. (formal)

感谢你帮忙。

Gǎnxiè nǐ bāngmáng。

Thanks for your help. (casual)

非常感谢。

Fēicháng gǎnxiè。

Thanks a lot.

多谢。

Duōxiè。

Many thanks.

不客气。

Búkèqì。

You’re welcome.

那太好了。

Nà tàihǎo le。

That will be great.

你真热心。

Nǐ zhēn rèxīn。

How kind of you.

Whether you are traveling to China or simply interacting with Chinese people, acting in a courteous way will win you friends and gain you respect. Chinese people tend to place more emphasis on courtesy than you might be used to. Use all of the phrases above liberally, and you’ll find that people will treat you well.

If you want more lessons on Chinese salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:

Huí tóu jiàn! (回头见)

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