7 Phrases for Responding to BAD NEWS in Mandarin Chinese

In Practical Chinese Phrases by Angel Huang1 Comment

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.

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A Visual Summary of the Key Phrases From the Video...

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