A student of mine in Shanghai said...
“My driver told me his wife gave birth to a baby girl yesterday, and he was really happy! I wanted to congratulate him and show that I was excited for them, but I had no idea how do that in Mandarin, so I just said 很好 hěn hǎo over and over..."
When people share good news with you, chances are you want to be able to respond with some degree of excitement right away... without having to rack your brain for the right words!
That's where these phrases come in...
Watch the video and complete the matching exercise right below it.
A Visual Summary of the Key Phrases From the Video...
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Match the Chinese phrases with their English translations.
- That’s so cool!
- Amazing/ Terrific!
- I’m so happy for you!
哇塞! wā sāi!
好酷啊! hǎo kù a!
太好了！tài hǎo le！
真了不起！zhēn liǎo bù qǐ！
恭喜恭喜！gōng xǐ gōng xǐ！
我真为你开心！wǒ zhēn wèi nǐ kāi xīn！
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