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Hi guys! Today we’re going to learn 10 Phrases that Make You Look Like a Fool. Actually this kind of sentences is not so useful, but it’s better to know it and avoid using it in daily life.
1. 你不是很聪明。 (Nǐ bùshì hěn cōngmíng.) “You're not very smart.”
Oh, sorry, I made a mistake, please forgive me.
你不是很聪明。 (Nǐ bùshì hěn cōngmíng.) “You're not very smart.”
What?
2. 你永远不会成功。(Nǐ yǒngyuǎn bù huì chénggōng.) “You’ll never succeed.”
Instead of saying “You’ll never succeed” to your friends, you can say “Maybe if you change to another way, you will succeed.”
也许你换一种方式,你就会成功。 (Yěxǔ nǐ huàn yī zhǒng fāngshì, nǐ jiù huì chénggōng.)
It’s better.
3. 你必须按我说的做。 (Nǐ bìxū àn wǒ shuō de zuò.) “You must do what I say.”
Oh guys, this is so rude, never use this sentence with your friends, instead of this sentence, you can use, like, “Maybe you can try my way.”
你可以按我说的做一下。 (Nǐ kěyǐ àn wǒ shuō de zuò yīxià.)
It’s better.
4. 我不再需要学习任何新的东西。 (Wǒ bù zài xūyào xuéxí rènhé xīn de dōngxī.) “I don't need to learn anything anymore.”
It’s so egoistic, we have an old sentence “Live and learn” 学到老活到老 (Xué dào lǎo huó dào lǎo), so you must keep going and learn all the time in your life.
5. 我不需要你的建议。 (wǒ bù xūyào nǐ de jiànyì.) “I don't need your advice.”
Oh, maybe the advice from your friends is not useful, and sometimes it’s not right, but you can say,
谢谢你的建议,我会认真考虑的。 (Xièxiè nǐ de jiànyì, wǒ huì rènzhēn kǎolǜ de.) “Thanks for your advice, I would think of that.”
Maybe you just leave it alone, it’s ok.
6. 我什么都知道。 (Wǒ shénme dōu zhīdào.) “I know everything.”
This sentence is so bad, but you can change this sentence a little bit and look up to your friends, like,
哇,你什么都知道。(Wa, nǐ shénme dōu zhīdào.) that means ”Wow, you know everything.”
Your friends will be really happy.
7. 我们做不到。 (Wǒmen zuò bù dào.) “We can’t do that.”
Change this sentence a little bit, and you can make a request to others.
“Without your help we can’t do that.”
没有你的帮助我们做不到。 (Méiyǒu nǐ de bāngzhù wǒmen zuò bù dào.)
So “I need your help”, it’s a really helpful sentence.
8. 我是对的,你是错的。(Wǒ shì duì de, nǐ shì cuò de.) “I’m right and you're wrong.”
Oh it’s a stupid sentence, don’t use it, guys, be careful.
If your friends do something and don't listen to our advice, and they failed, you can
say, like, it’s ok, “failure is the mother of success.”
失败是成功之母。 (Shībài shì chénggōng zhī mǔ)
9. 这太难了,想都别想。 (Zhè tài nánle, xiǎng dōu bié xiǎng.) “It's too hard, don't even try.”
Sometimes something is really hard, for example, your grandpa is already 60 years old, and he wants to learn ballet, it's impossible, but you can’t say
这太难了,想都别想。 (Zhè tài nánle, xiǎng dōu bié xiǎng.) “It's too hard, don't even try.”
You can say, like, “maybe another kind of dance is more suitable for you”
你可以尝试一下跳其他的舞。 (Nǐ kěyǐ chángshì yīxià tiào qítā de wǔ.)
10. 大家都要听我的。 (Dàjiā dōu yào tīng wǒ de.) “Everyone should listen to me.”
I think everyone needs help and suggestions from others, from friends, so if you really want you to let your friends try your way, you can say,
大家可以按我说的试一下。 (dàjiā kěyǐ àn wǒ shuō de shì yīxià.)
It's just a suggestion way, it’s softer and more gentle.
10 Phrases that Make You Look Like a Fool. I think you guys don’t want to look like a fool, right?
So please don’t use these sentence in your daily life. But you can change a little bit to express the same idea in another way, more polite.
Okay, that’s all for today! Don’t forget to subscribe, please give me suggestions and comment below. Thank you! See you next time, bye bye!

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Which word do you like the most?

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Hello robert groulx,


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robert groulx
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thank you for ther lesson transcript


my favorite word is wǒ huì rènzhēn kǎolǜ de.


robert

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Hi Marcus,


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Marcus
Sunday at 09:46 PM
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I love how you share what not to do and change it around to how to do it properly.

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Hi Alexandre


Sorry I didn't figure out what might be the meaning. And thanks to Anthony's post.

我犯了错误。(I made a mistake.)=> 我写错了。(I wrote the wrong word.)


'犯了错误' in Chinese is a little too serious for this kind of mistake, though ‘我犯了错误。’ is grammaticlly correct.


Thanks for learning with us. And Thanks to Anthony again.


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Alexandre
Wednesday at 05:32 PM
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哦,我犯了错误

安东尼是对的,我的意思是写谢谢

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Anthony
Wednesday at 01:57 PM
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I think Alexandre may have meant to say 谢谢 rather than 想想。

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你好, Alexandre


I don't quite understand '想想你的帮助'. You have any questions in learning Chinese? Just tell us.

Thanks for learning with us.


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Alexandre
Friday at 07:33 AM
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你好,

我喜欢了4号句子

想想你的帮助