How to politely ask for someone’s signature

In Beginner Tutorials by Angel Huang

From paying with your card in shops and restaurants, to filling out application forms and contracts, it’s easy to lose count of the number of times and occasions where people ask for your signature when living and working in China.

So, what’s the most common way to politely ask for someone’s signature in Mandarin? Check out this video for an example where an employee asks his boss to sign an important document —then try it out for yourself.

Oh, and if you sign a document in China, remember to use a pen with black ink as this is what’s normally used (and, in many cases it is the only acceptable option) for any kind of formal written agreements and contracts.