What to Say in Chinese When You Receive a Gift

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A simple 谢谢 xiè xiè and a smile can go a long way.

But what if you receive a good gift and want to express how it makes you feel... or what you like about it?

In this video you’ll learn a number of ways to tailor your response to specific gifts and situations.

A Complete Summary of the Phrases from the Video

When You Receive Exactly the Gift You Want, You Can Say:

Examples:

这正是我需要的,太好了!
zhè zhèng shì wǒ xū yào de, tài hǎo le!
This is exactly what I need. Great!

你真贴心!我一直都想要这张唱片!太好了!
nǐ zhēn tiē xīn! wǒ yī zhí dōu xiǎng yào zhè zhāng chàng piàn! tài hǎo le!
You're so sweet. I've always wanted this CD/record. Awesome!

你很用心!这对抱枕跟我的沙发很搭。你的品味很好!
nǐ hěn yòng xīn! zhè duì bào zhěn gēn wǒ de shā fā hěn dā. nǐ de pǐn wèi hěn hǎo!
You are very considerate! This pair of cushions really match my sofa. You've got great taste!

哇!太漂亮了!我马上戴上。这条围巾正是我想要的。
wa! tài piào liàng le!wǒ mǎ shàng dài shàng. zhè tiáo wéi jīn zhèng shì wǒ xiǎng yào de.
Wow! It's so beautiful! I'm going to put it on right away. This scarf is exactly what I want.

咖啡杯,咖啡豆,咖啡机,还有美白牙膏。你想得真周到。
kā fēi bēi,kā fēi dòu,kā fēi jī,hái yǒu měi bái yá gāo. nǐ xiǎng de zhēn zhōu dào.
A coffee cup, coffee beans, a coffee machine, and whitening toothpaste. You are really thoughtful!

When You Receive a Gift that Surprises You,
You Can Say:

Examples:

我从来没见过这样的东西。真有意思!
wǒ cóng lái méi jiàn guò zhè yàng de dōng xī. zhēn yǒu yì sī!
I have never seen anything like this. It's really interesting.

这是我第一次收到这样的礼物。太惊喜了!
zhè shì wǒ dì yī cì shōu dào zhè yàng de lǐ wù. tài jīng xǐ le!
This is the first time I have received a gift like this. It's really surprising!

非常罕见的颜色。很有个性。我特别喜欢。
fēi cháng hǎn jiàn de yán sè. hěn yǒu gè xìng. wǒ tè bié xǐ huān.
The colour is very unique. It has lots of character. I really like it.

When You Receive a Gift that is Perfect for You,
You Can Say:

Examples:

哇!这是我收到过最好的礼物。
wa! zhè shì wǒ shōu dào guò zuì hǎo de lǐ wù.
Wow! This is the best gift I have ever received.

世界杯的门票!我的愿望成真了!
shì jiè bēi de mén piào! wǒ de yuàn wàng chéng zhēn le!
Tickets for the World Cup! My wish has come true!

这份礼物太适合我了!完美!
zhè fèn lǐ wù tài shì hé wǒ le!wán měi!
This gift is really suitable for me! Perfect!

When You Receive an Expensive Gift,
You Can Say:

Examples:

这么贵重的礼物,我会好好珍惜的!
zhè me guì zhòng de lǐ wù, wǒ huì hǎo hǎo zhēn xī de!
Such an expensive gift. I will cherish it!

真是让你破费了!我非常喜欢!
zhēn shì ràng nǐ pò fèi le! wǒ fēi cháng xǐ huān!
It really cost you a lot! I really like it!

这是我收到过最贵的礼物了,非常感谢!
zhè shì wǒ shōu dào guò zuì guì de lǐ wù le, fēi cháng gǎn xiè!
This is the most expensive gift I have ever gotten. Thank you so much!

Generic Responses that Work in Most Situations
When You Receive a Gift:

谢谢!我很喜欢。
xiè xiè! wǒ hěn xǐ huān.
Thank you! I like it a lot.

谢谢你的礼物! 我非常喜欢。
xiè xiè nǐ de lǐ wù! wǒ fēi cháng xǐ huān.
Thank you for your gift! I really like it.

谢谢! 你太客气了!
xiè xiè! nǐ tài kè qì le!
Thank you! You're too kind!

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