Often, another person will do something worthy of appreciation or thanks. It might be something simple like taking you to a restaurant you like or helping you practice for a job interview. Be sure to show that you are grateful and express yourself well!
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) To show your appreciation for someone doing something for you
(ii) How to indicate that you are grateful for someone else’s actions
Dialogue: Two old friends meet each other in a grocery market:
A: 啊呀李刚，你也来买菜。真巧啊！Aya lǐgāng, nǐ yě lái mǎi cài. Zhēn qiǎo a!
Aha, Li Gang. You also come here to buy groceries, what a coincidence!
B: 可不是么！这么巧。Kě bùshì ma! Zhème qiǎo.
Yes, it certainly is.
A: 昨天聚会你走的早。我还没来得及感谢你呢！Zuótiān jùhuì nǐ zǒu de zǎo. Wǒ hái méi láidéjí gǎnxiè nǐ ne!
Yesterday you left the party early. I did not have a chance to thank you.
B: 唉，不用谢。Āi, bùyòng xiè.
Oh, you’re welcome.
A: 我这刚回国，很多同学都联系不上。真是多亏了你。Wǒ zhè gāng huíguó, hěnduō tóngxué dōu liánxì bù shàng. Zhēnshi duōkuīle nǐ.
I am just back to China? I hadn’t been in touch with many classmates until yesterday. Many thanks.
B: 哪儿的话。你好不容易回来一趟，我这是应该的。Nǎ’er dehuà. Nǐ hǎobù róngyì huílái yī tàng, wǒ zhè shì yīnggāi de.
Not at all, I know it’s not easy for you to come back. It’s my pleasure.
A: 那家饭店的上海菜也特别地道。我觉得特别好吃。真是太感谢你了。Nà jiā fàndiàn de shànghǎi cài yě tèbié dìdào. Wǒ juédé tèbié hào chī. Zhēnshi tài gǎnxiè nǐle.
The Shanghai food in that restaurant is very authentic. I thought it was really delicious.
B: 嘿嘿，别客气。我就知道你好这口儿！Hēihēi, bié kèqì. Wǒ jiù zhīdào nǐ hǎo zhè kǒu er!
Oh, not at all. I know you like that style!
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
也：also , too
没来得及：didn’t have chance to
不用谢：you are welcome
刚回国：just back to (China)
多亏了你：thanks to you
哪儿的话：not at all
特别：especially, very much
太感谢：thank you very much
别客气：you are welcome
好这口：like this style
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