Phrase of the Week

During the 2011-12 academic year, each week provided an opportunity to learn a new Chinese phrase. Lessons covered expressions commonly used in daily life and include audio recordings as well as the standard pronunciation, English translation, traditional and simplified Chinese characters.

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How do you say "Hi" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Nǐhǎo
Traditional Chinese: 你好
Simplified Chinese: 你好
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How do you say "Good morning" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Zǎo
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How do you say "Goodbye" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Zàijiàn
Traditional Chinese: 再見
Simplified Chinese: 再见
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How do you say "See you tomorrow" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Míngtiān jiàn
Traditional Chinese: 明天見
Simplified Chinese: 明天見
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How do you say "A: 'Thank you'. B: 'You are welcome'" in Chinese?

Pinyin: A: Xièxie. B: Búkèqi
Traditional Chinese: A: 謝謝。B: 不客氣
Simplified Chinese: A: 谢谢。 B: 不客气
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How do you say "A: Sorry about that. B: It's okay." in Chinese?

Pinyin: A: Duìbuqǐ. B: Méiguānxi.
Traditional Chinese: A: 對不起 B: 沒關係
Simplified Chinese: A: 对不起 B: 没关系
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How do you say "Nice to meet you." in Chinese?

Pinyin: Hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ
Traditional Chinese: 很高興認識你
Simplified Chinese: 很高兴认识你
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How do you say "Have a seat!" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Qǐng zuò
Traditional Chinese: 請坐
Simplified Chinese: 请坐
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How do you say "Happy Birthday!" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Shēngrì kuàilè
Traditional Chinese: 生日快樂
Simplified Chinese: 生日快乐
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How do you say "Brown University" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Bùlǎng Dàxué
Traditional Chinese: 布朗大學
Simplified Chinese: 布朗大学
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How do you say "I am a student." in Chinese?

Pinyin: Wǒ shì xuésheng.
Traditional Chinese: 我是學生
Simplified Chinese: 我是学生
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How do you say "I work at Brown University." in Chinese?

Pinyin: Wǒ zài Bùlǎng Dàxué gōngzuò.
Traditional Chinese: 我在布朗大學工作
Simplified Chinese: 我在布朗大学工作
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How do you say "Happy Thanksgiving!" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Gǎn'ēnjié kuàilè!
Traditional Chinese: 感恩節快樂!
Simplified Chinese: 感恩节快乐!
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How do you say "My name is Péng Wáng, you?" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Wǒ jiào Wáng Péng, nǐ ne?
Traditional Chinese: 我叫王朋。你呢?
Simplified Chinese: 我叫王朋。你呢?
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How do you say "I am American" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Wǒ shì Měiguórén
Traditional Chinese: 我是美國人
Simplified Chinese: 我是美国人
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How do you say "Merry Christmas!" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Shèngdàn kuìlè!
Traditional Chinese: 聖誕快樂!
Simplified Chinese: 圣诞快乐!
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How do you say "Happy New Year!" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Xīnnián kuàilè!
Traditional Chinese: 新年快樂
Simplified Chinese: 新年快乐
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How do you say "How much does it cost?" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Duōshǎo qián?
Traditional Chinese: 多少錢
Simplified Chinese: 多少钱
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How do you say "It's too expensive" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Tài guì le
Traditional Chinese: 太貴了
Simplified Chinese: 太贵了
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How do you say "How about a little less?" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Piányi yìdiǎnr?
Traditional Chinese: 便宜一點兒
Simplified Chinese: 便宜一点儿
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How do you say "Happy Chinese New Year!" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Guònián hǎo!
Traditional Chinese: 過年好
Simplified Chinese: 过年好
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How do you say "I wish you happiness and prosperity (in the new year)!" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Gōngxǐ fācái
Traditional Chinese: 恭喜發財
Simplified Chinese: 恭喜发财
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How do you say "I like Chinese food." in Chinese?

Pinyin: Wǒ xǐhuān chī Zhōngguócài.
Traditional Chinese: 我喜歡吃中國菜。
Simplified Chinese: 我喜欢吃中国菜。
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How do you say "Is it spicy?" in Chinese?

Pinyin: Là búlà?
Traditional Chinese: 辣不辣?
Simplified Chinese: 辣不辣?
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