How to Say Thank You in Chinese

by Chao Cheng, Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 2:30 am

(Chinese Language, Learn Chinese)


“How to Say Thank You in Chinese” and “How do you say Thank You in Chinese” are the top queries to learn how to speak a Chinese phrase.

There are many ways to say thank you in Chinese.

The most common saying is 谢谢 (pinyin: xiè xie).
Some people would add one more word “你” (you) or “您” (you) with honorific color.
This phrase is very versatile and can be used in most situation where you want to thank someone.

But most foreign guys can not pronounce this well.

The ”x” sound in Pinyin can be tricky to pronounce for beginners. It might sound similar to the English ”sh” and in ”sheep” (in the case of ”x”) , but that will not give you the right pronunciation.


谢(xiè) 谢(xie) 

谢(xiè) 谢(xiè) 你(nǐ)

谢(xiè) 谢(xiè) 您(nín)

How to Say Thank You in Chinese

How to Say Thank You in Chinese

Cheng Bao, my 5-year old daughter just started learning Chinese characters.

She is wondering whether we can also share the experience with Uncle Babak, Uncle Matthew, and all the foreign friends she might know in the future.

So we decided to offer a Chinese course teaching all the most popular phrases.

We did our research and found the most searched terms on Google, sorted them, write explanations, recorded our voice clips. Cheng bao also added illustrations.

Let us know if you are interested in this course :)



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Chao Cheng

Cheng Chao has extensive expertise in global translation & localization, cross-border business development, and global digital marketing.

Chao founded ChineseTrans, where he led a team of senior linguists to establish ChineseTrans as the market leader in professional Chinese translation services.

Chao is currently China managing director of WebInterpret, a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions. Through its unique internalization platform the company enables domestic online traders to become international online traders. Chao has been responsible for the China market entry and all operations in China.

Since 2011, Chao has served as the managing director of sinostep, a consulting agency helping foreign investment enter into the China market. Backed up with a strong team of China business consultants experienced in different sectors, Chao has successfully introduced dozens of overseas brands into the China market, established their operations in China on early stage and adapted their businesses to the China market.

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