THIRD LESSON

06/04/2018

IN THIS LESSON, WE ARE LEARNING TWO DIFFERENT WORDS WHICH ARE IN CONNECTION WITH ONE ANOTHER. THANK YOU AND YOU'RE WELCOME (POLITE WAY OF REPLYING TO THANK YOU).

THANK YOU - - xiè xie  (谢谢) / (謝謝)

IF YOU NOTICE ABOVE, THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHARACTERS FOR THANK YOU IN CHINESE. THAT'S SIMPLY BECAUSE ONE IS THE SIMPLIFIED CHINESE CHARACTER WHILE THE OTHER IS THE TRADITIONAL (ANCIENT) CHINESE CHARACTER. 

(谢谢) - SIMPLIFIED CHINESE CHARACTER

(謝謝) - TRADITIONAL (ANCIENT) CHINESE CHARACTER.

A ROUGH PRONUNCIATION OF Xiè Xie IS SYEH--SYEH. THE FIRST Xiè STARTS HIGH AND DROPS BY THE END. THE SECOND Xie IS A NEUTRAL TONE AS YOU CAN SEE IT HAS GOT NO TONE SIGN ON IT. IT IS SAID LIGHTLY AND WITHOUT ANY EMPHASIS.

YOU'RE WELCOME / YOU ARE WELCOME -- Bú Kè Qì (不客气)

THERE IS ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING YOU'RE WELCOME. IT IS Bú Yòng Xiè (不用谢). 

Bú Yòng Xiè (不用谢) - ALSO MEANS NO NEED FOR THANKS.

Bú Kè Qì (不客气) - ALSO MEANS DON'T BE POLITE. FOR THIS, IT DOESN'T MEAN TELLING SOMEONE TO BE IMPOLITE, IT'S JUST A FIGURATIVE WAY OF SAYING YOU  ARE WELCOME.

N.B. - THE WORD BU KEEPS PRECEDING THE TWO WORDS FOR YOU ARE WELCOME. THAT'S BECAUSE BU MEANS NO OR NOT. WE WILL LEARN THAT LATER. 

THAT ENDS TODAY'S LESSON. HOPE YOU GOT ALL THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION. IF YOU'VE GOT ANY QUESTION, FEEL  FREE TO CONTACT US BELOW.