Let's say you have something interesting or important to tell someone (in Chinese).
But, as you start talking, you notice that the person isn’t listening... Or maybe he/she questions whether you actually mean what you’re saying.
What are some things you can say to get them to “tune in” and take you seriously? In the video below you’ll hear 6 phrases that could come in handy...
A Visual Summary of the Key Phrases From the Video...
Angel 's Quick Story (Video Transcript)
hēi！qǐng nǐ hǎo hǎo tīng wǒ shuō huà！
Hey! Please listen to me carefully!
wǒ jīn tiān wǎn shàng yào chū guó le. wǒ shì jiǎng zhēn de.
I’m leaving the country tonight. I mean it!
wǒ yào qù hán guó xué xí tái quán dào. wǒ shì rèn zhēn de.
I’m going to learn Taekwondo in Korea. I'm serious.
mā ya！ wǒ dào le hán guó yǐ hòu， wǒ fā xiàn wǒ de hù zhào diū le. wǒ méi yǒu zài kāi wán xiào o！
Damn! After arriving in Korea, I discovered that my passport was gone. I'm not kidding.
hòu lái ya， wǒ yī hán guó péng yǒu sòng le wǒ yī tái Iphone 10. wǒ méi yǒu zài kāi wán xiào.
Later on, one of my Korean friends gave me an Iphone 10. I'm not kidding.
wā sài！ nà shì wǒ shōu dào guò zuì bàng de lǐ wù le！wǒ shì jiǎng zhēn de.
Wow! That's the best gift I’ve ever received! I mean it!
hǎo le， hǎo le！wán xiào kāi gòu le！
Allright! Enough with the jokes! (All joking aside!)
wǒ yǒu fēi cháng zhòng yào de shì qíng duì nǐ shuō.
I have something very important to tell you.
wǒ míng tiān jiù yào jié hūn le. wǒ shì rèn zhēn de.
I'm getting married tomorrow! I'm serious.
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