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Chinese Colloquial Phrases


Chinese Colloquial Phrases

Chinese Colloquial Phrases.

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Chinese Colloquial Phrases(1)I'm flattered.

Bù ɡǎn dānɡ.
I'm flattered.    



      “不敢当”是一种谦虚的说法, 当别人向你表达称赞、信任的时候,你可以用“不敢当”来谦虚地表示自己承担不起这样的称赞、信任。中国人在受到别人称赞时往往要表现出谦虚的态度。
"不敢当" is a kind of euphemism. When someone praises you or expresses his/her trust in you, you can use this as a polite way by indicating that you are not worthy of such compliments. Chinese people are used to show their modesty when they are receiving compliments from others.



     Jiă:  Nǐ shì wǒ jiàn ɡuo de zuì cōnɡmínɡ de rén!
      A:  You are the smartest person I've ever seen.
      Yǐ:  Bù ɡǎn dānɡ.
       B:  I'm flattered.


     Jiă:  Zhǐyǒu nǐ nénɡ wánchénɡ zhèɡe rènwù.
      A:  You are the only one who can accomplish this task.
      Yǐ:  Bù ɡǎn dānɡ, wǒ huì jìnlì de.
      B:  I don't deserve this, but I'll do my best.


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Comment by Du Xinnuo on December 13, 2012 at 10:12

thanks a lot.

Comment by CCF Beijing on December 12, 2012 at 12:01

You can go to Richard's "Mythology" night on Dec. 18th and learn more about your Greek name "Athena"!

Comment by Du Xinnuo on December 4, 2012 at 13:42

Thank you tell me. It's ok. I have been post it for a long time. You can choose which one do you mant to study.

Comment by CCF Beijing on December 4, 2012 at 12:25


Look out Miss Du! You have some "competition"

Comment by Fin MacDonald on November 8, 2012 at 11:41

Just want to express my thanks for all of these phrases, so faithfully produced and well-chosen . . ..

Comment by Du Xinnuo on August 23, 2012 at 15:25

I like it very much. Thanks.

Comment by CCF Beijing on August 22, 2012 at 23:10

Athena is a "good goddess" (see below)

Comment by CCF Beijing on August 22, 2012 at 23:09


Comment by CCF Beijing on August 22, 2012 at 23:09

"...Though Athena is a goddess of war strategy, she disliked fighting without purpose and preferred to use wisdom to settle predicaments.The goddess only encouraged fighting for a reasonable cause or to resolve conflict...."

Comment by CCF Beijing on August 14, 2012 at 17:37

It is a good name. It suits you well.


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