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Hello everyone! Today we are going to talk about 10 Phrases You Always Want to Hear.
1. 你今天气色不错! (Nǐ jīntiān qìsè bùcuò!) "You look great today!"
For girls, you can say, like, 你今天真漂亮 (Nǐ jīntiān zhēn piàoliang.)
That means “you are so beautiful today.”
For boys, you can say, like, 你看起来真精神, 今天 (Nǐ kàn qǐlái zhēn jīngshén, jīntiān.)
That means “you look great today!"
2. 你真棒! (Nǐ zhēn bàng!) "You are awesome!"
Chinese people like to compliment people, especially during work or study when you make a small progress, they will say some compliments, like, 你真棒! (Nǐ zhēn bàng!) "You are awesome!"
3. 你是对的。 (Nǐ shì duì de.) "You're right."
你是对的,今天真的下雨了。(Nǐ shì duì de, jīntiān zhēn de xiàyǔ le.) “You're right, today it's raining.”
你是对的,今天真的下雨了。(Nǐ shì duì de, jīntiān zhēn de xiàyǔ le.) “You're right, it's raining.”
4. 干得漂亮! (Gàn de piàoliang!) "You did a great job!"
You are playing basketball and you got a goal, and your teammate will say "You did a great job!" 干得漂亮! (Gàn de piàoliang!)
5. 我想你! (Wǒ xiǎng nǐ!) "I miss you!"
For “I miss you” maybe you can use for very close friends and family members, but if you want to say “I miss you” to your teacher or your boss, you can say, like, 我很想念您。(Wǒ hěn xiǎngniàn nín.)
And also, this sentence is just useful through letter, and if you want to email your teacher, and you can say 敬爱的老师,我很想念您。(Jìng'ài de lǎoshī, wǒ hěn xiǎngniàn nín.)
6. 我给你带了些礼物。 (Wǒ gěi nǐ dàile xiē lǐwù.) "I brought you some gifts."
我给你带了些礼物。 (Wǒ gěi nǐ dàile xiē lǐwù.) "I brought you some presents.”
In China, if your friends invite you to their home for dinner, if you want to keep the good manner, it’s better you bring some gift. The present doesn't have to be very expensive, just like fruit and tea, is okay.
7. 月底发奖金。 (Yuèdǐ fā jiǎngjīn.) "There will be a bonus at the end of the month."
I think everyone love the salary, is that right?
And also in China, at the end of the year during the Spring Festival, the good boss will offer the employee big bonus, we call it 红包 (hóng bāo).
8. 你身材真好! (Nǐ shēncái zhēn hǎo!) "You are in good shape!"
To be honest, guys, this sentence is really really important, so please remember this.
你身材真好! (Nǐ shēncái zhēn hǎo!)
Especially when you meet a girl, you can say, first, 你真漂亮 (Nǐ zhēn piàoliang), then second, 你身材真好 (Nǐ shēncái zhēn hǎo.)
That means “you’re beautiful” and “you are in good shape.”
The girl will be really really happy.
9. 你做得对。 (Nǐ zuò dé duì.) "You did the right thing."
I think everyone wants to do the right thing, right? And then someone will say “you're right, you did the right thing,” that’s great!
10. 我有一个惊喜要给你。 (Wǒ yǒu yīgè jīngxǐ yào gěi nǐ.) "I have a surprise for you."
Actually sometimes when someone tells you “I have a surprise for you,” you will imagine here, what kind of surprise; and sometimes it's really a surprise gift, but sometimes your friends just want to trick you.
你朋友想作弄你 (Nǐ péngyǒu xiǎng zuònòng nǐ.)
Your friends will offer you a little creature,
你的朋友会给你一个小虫子 (Nǐ de péngyǒu huì gěi nǐ yīgè xiǎo chóngzi.)
My friends always trick me like this.
我的朋友经常作弄我 (Wǒ de péngyǒu jīngcháng zuònòng wǒ.)
Ok guys, today we did the 10 Phrases You Always Want to Hear, which one would you like to hear? I have a great mind, you remember first "You are in good shape!" 你身材真好! (Nǐ shēncái zhēn hǎo!) The second, “you did a great job,” 干得漂亮! (Gàn de piàoliang!)
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