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Bluff Your Way Through Any Conversation in Chinese

In Chineseby Gwilym James

Here are a few phrases you can use to get through any conversation in Chinese – even if you have no idea what is going on!

Is that so?

是嗎?Shì ma?

Really!

真的假的 / Zhēn de jiǎ de

So that’s how it is?

原來如此 / 原來如此 / yuánlái rúcǐ

Ah, so it’s like that?

原来是这样啊!/ 原來是這樣啊!/ yuánlái shì zhèyàng a!

What are your thoughts?

你的想法是什么? / 你的想法是什麼? / nǐ de xiǎngfǎ shì shénme?

What do you think about it?

你觉得如何? / 你覺得如何? / Nǐ juédé rúhé?

What do you think?

你觉得呢? / 你覺得呢? / nǐ juédé ne?

What are your thoughts on [Insert something that makes you sound smart]?

你觉得 […] 如何呢?/ 你覺得 […] 如何呢? / nǐ juédé […] rúhé ne?

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