Two people speaking Chinese pinyin

Are you still busy learning to write Chinese vocabularies one at a time?

Are you asking yourself why real Chinese daily conversations are so different from what’s inside the textbooks?

Here are some tips to get a better hold of real Chinese conversation pieces.

In English you say… In Chinese we say…
I am so pleased to meet you. 见到您,我很高兴!
I have heard so much about you. 我听说了很多关于你的事。(久仰大名!)
It’s good to have you here! 很高兴,你能来!
I’d like you to meet someone. 我想介绍给你个人。
You must be… 您一定是……
Please call me… 请给我打电话!
I’ll leave you two to get acquainted. 我先走了,让你们好好认识一下。
I almost didn’t recognise you! 我几乎认不出你了。
Have we met before? 我们以前见过吗?
It’s good to see you again. 很高兴,再见到你。
What you been up to lately? 你最近怎么样?
Have you been keeping busy? 你最近忙吗?
Do you mind me asking where you are from? 你介意我问你,你是哪儿人?
Ok, here is the thing… 好吗,事情是这样子的……
Is everything ok? 一切都好吗?
Sorry, i didn’t catch that. 不好意思,我不明白。
Help youself. 请自便!
Where were we? 我们刚刚在哪儿?
How’s that sound for you? 对你来说怎么样?
..if that’s alright with you? 如果你同意的话,……
Really? Tell me more about it! 真的?再和我说说。
To be honest with you… 老实和你说……
Good for you! 对你有好处!
That’s a good one! 这个好!
Never mind, it’s all fine. 别担心,一切都会好的。
You’ve got to be kidding me! 你和我开玩笑吗?
That’s a good question! 这个问题问得好!
How to put it in the right words… 这话该怎么说呢?
You know what I mean? 你明白我说什么吧?
Well, the thing is… 实际上是这样子的……
How can I help you? 我能怎么帮您?
Sorry for keeping you waiting! 抱歉,让您久等了!
I’ll be with you in a minute. 我马上就到。
Just bear with me for a moment 请稍等!
Leave it with me! 让我来!
Let’s do it another day. 我们改天再做。
Anything new going on? 你最近怎么样?
Thank heavens it’s Friday! 谢天谢地,终于星期五了!
I wish I was on holiday! 我真想放假!
Keep in touch. 保持联系!

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