How to say please in Chinese: Qǐng

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How to say please in Chinese: Qǐng

Learning Chinese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say please in Chinese: Qǐng
Say it out loud: “Ching

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – Xǐshǒujiān  (She Show Jyen)
come with me – Gēn Wǒ Lái  (Gun Wo Lai)
do you speak english? – Nǐ Huì Shuō Yīngwén Ma  (Nee Hway Shwo Ing Wen Ma)
excellent – Tǐng Hǎo  (Ting Hao)
excuse me – Dǎrǎo Yīxià  (Da Rao Ee Shya)
excuse me (to get past) – Qǐng Ràng Yīxià  (Ching Rang Ee Shya)
good / bad – Hǎo / Bùhǎo  (Hao / Boo Hao)
how do you say…? – ...Zěnme Shuō?  (...Dze Me Shwo?)
how much is this? – Zhègè Duōshǎo Qián?  (Jay Guh Dwo Shao Chyen?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – Kěyǐ Ma?  (Kuh Ee Ma?)
maybe – Yǒu Kěnéng  (Yo Kuh Nuhng)
no problem – Méi Shì  (May Shr)
please – Qǐng  (Ching)
sorry – Duìbuqǐ  (Dway Boo Chee)
thank you – Xièxiè!  (Shiye Shiye!)
thanks – Xiè Lā!  (Shiye La!)
what is that? – Nà Shì Shénme?  (Na Shr Shuh Muh?)
where is… – ...Zài Nǎ'r?  (...Dzai Nar?)
yes / no – Shì Búshì / Bùshì  (Shr / Boo Shr)
you are welcome – Búkèqì  (Boo Kuh Chee)

And here’s how to say please in other languages!

Arabic–Arjuk / Men fadlak  (ar juk / men fad lak)
Chinese–Qǐng  (Ching)
Croatian–molim  (moe leem)
Czech–Prosim  (pro SEEM)
Finnish–kiitos  (kee eh tos)
French–S'il vous plaît  (see voo play)
German–bitte  (bit tuh)
Italian–Per favore  (pear fa vor reh)
Japanese–Onegai Shimasu  (Oh Neh Gai Shee Mass)
Korean–Butakhaeyo.  (Boo Taak Hae Yo.)
Polish–proszę  (pro' sheh)
Portuguese–Por Favor  (pohr fah vohr)
Russian–Pozhaluysta  (Pah zhah looy stah)
Spanish–por favor  (pore fah vore)
Swahili–tafadhali  (tah fah dah lee)
Thai–Chuai  (CHOO-ai)
Turkish–lütfen  (loot fahn)
Vietnamese–Làm Ơn  (Lam Uhn)

When communicating with people it's important you learn how to use courtesy phrases such as "please" (Qǐng). This courtesy phrase can be used to show politeness or when requesting for something e.g. " "please" (Qǐng) notify me when the next bus arrives" or " could you take me deeper into the forest next time "please" (Qǐng)?" Get instant access to the Chinese Language Set.

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Fred Bane
Biography: Fred Bane is a media producer and translator living in Nanjing China. Since graduating with a BA in International Relations from American University in 2007, Fred has lived in Vietnam and then China, where he received a Masters in Ethnography from Nanjing University in 2012. Fred currently works for a non-profit organization involved in education and cultural exchange, and moonlights as a Chinese-English medical translator.
Born: Portland, Oregon, USA
Location: Nanjing, China
Website : Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation

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