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:
zhè zhèng shì wǒ xū yào de， tài hǎo le！
This is exactly what I need. Great!
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!
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!
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.
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:
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.
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!
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:
wa! zhè shì wǒ shōu dào guò zuì hǎo de lǐ wù.
Wow! This is the best gift I have ever received.
shì jiè bēi de mén piào! wǒ de yuàn wàng chéng zhēn le!
Tickets for the World Cup! My wish has come true!
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:
zhè me guì zhòng de lǐ wù， wǒ huì hǎo hǎo zhēn xī de！
Such an expensive gift. I will cherish it!
zhēn shì ràng nǐ pò fèi le！ wǒ fēi cháng xǐ huān！
It really cost you a lot! I really like it!
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:
xiè xiè! wǒ hěn xǐ huān.
Thank you! I like it a lot.
xiè xiè nǐ de lǐ wù! wǒ fēi cháng xǐ huān.
Thank you for your gift! I really like it.
xiè xiè! nǐ tài kè qì le!
Thank you! You're too kind!
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