5 Phrases to Have Better Conversations in Chinese.

In Chineseby Gwilym James

If you want to have better Chinese conversations, the following 5 phrases will help you achieve your goal.

Having these in your language arsenal will be helpful when someone either speaks too quickly, or you’re not clear what they mean.

Can you speak slower?

  • 你可以说(得)慢一点吗?
  • 你可以說(得)慢一點嗎?
  • Nǐ kěyǐ shuō (de) màn yìdiǎn ma?

Sorry, can you please say that one more time?

  • 对不起,可以请你再说一遍吗?
  • 對不起,可以請你再說一遍嗎?
  • Duìbuqǐ, kěyǐ qǐng nǐ zàishuō yìbiàn ma?

Did you just say______?

  • 你刚才是说 ________吗?
  • 你剛才是說 ________嗎?
  • Nǐ gāngcái shì shuō ______ma?

what I mean is ___

  • 我的意思是 __
  • wǒ de yìsi shì __

Can you help me and write that down for me please?

  • 可以请你帮我写下来吗?
  • 可以請你幫我寫下來嗎?
  • kěyǐ qǐng nǐ bāng wǒ xiě xiàlai ma?

Can you help me and type it into my phone please?

  • 可以请你帮我打在手机上吗?
  • 可以請你幫我打在手機上嗎?
  • kěyǐ qǐng nǐ bāng wǒ dǎ zài shǒujī shàng ma?

Practice these phrases and then watch the video below to revise the content.

Happy studying.

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