In your first language it comes naturally…
When a friend shares a piece of bad news with you, you’ve got a bank of stock phrases ready to leap off your tongue.
Simple phrases that show you are listening and care about their feelings:
- "My laptop crashed and I lost all my files."
- “Oh no – that’s rough!”
- "My sister had an accident. I’m not sure if she’ll be alright."
- “I’m so sorry to hear that.”
But what if someone shares bad news with you in Chinese? What do you say?
In this video you’ll hear 7 common phrases native speakers use to respond to bad news.
A Visual Summary of the Key Phrases From the Video...
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