6 Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously in Mandarin Chinese

In Practical Chinese Phrases by Angel Huang1 Comment

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...

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

Angel 's Quick Story (Video Transcript)

嘿!请你好好听我说话!

hēi!qǐng nǐ hǎo hǎo tīng wǒ shuō huà!

Hey! Please listen to me carefully!

我今天晚上要出国了。我是讲真的。

wǒ jīn tiān wǎn shàng yào chū guó le. wǒ shì jiǎng zhēn de.

I’m leaving the country tonight. I mean it!

我要去韩国学习跆拳道。我是认真的。

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.

妈呀!我到了韩国以后,我发现我的护照丢了。我没有在开玩笑哦!

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.

后来呀,我一韩国朋友送了我一台Iphone 10。我没有在开玩笑。

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.

哇噻!那是我收到过最棒的礼物了!我是讲真的。

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!

好了,好了!玩笑开够了!

hǎo le, hǎo le!wán xiào kāi gòu le!

Allright! Enough with the jokes! (All joking aside!)

我有非常重要的事情对你说。

wǒ yǒu fēi cháng zhòng yào de shì qíng duì nǐ shuō.

I have something very important to tell you.

我明天就要结婚了。我是认真的。

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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