Chinese Expressions: 7 Heart-warming Things to Say to Your Friends

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So, things are pretty crazy right now.

Many lives are different today than they were just a few weeks ago. And it’s easy to get bogged down in worry and negativity.

Yet... 

In times like these we can choose to be positive — not least in our interactions with the people that are near and dear to us.

With this in mind, I’ve made a quick video with some Chinese words of encouragement and appreciation you can to say to your friends.

Word-For-Word Breakdown Of The  Heart-warming Chinese Expressions From The Video

 感谢你成为我的挚友。

 gǎn xiè nǐ chéng wèi wǒ de zhì yǒu.

Thank you for being a loving friend to me.

  • 感谢 gǎn xiè: thanks / gratitude / grateful / thankful 
  • 你 nǐ: you
  • 成为  chéng wèi: to become / to turn into
  • 我的 wǒ de: my
  • 挚友 zhì yǒu: intimate friend / close friend/ loving friend

 我的生命因为有你而幸福。

 wǒ de shēng mìng yīn wèi yǒu nǐ ér xìng fú.

I'm blessed to have you in my life.

  • 我的 wǒ de: my 
  • 生命 shēng mìng: life 
  • 因为 yīn wèi : because / owing to / on account of
  • 有你 yǒu nǐ: to have you
  • 而 ér : and / as well as / and so / but (not) / yet (not) / (indicates causal relation)
  • 幸福 xìng fú: happiness / happy / blessed

 你是一个真正的朋友,我很感激你。

 nǐ shì yī gè zhēn zhèng de péng yǒu, wǒ hěn gǎn jī nǐ.

You’re a true friend, and I’m grateful for you.

  • 你 nǐ: you 
  • 是 shì: is / are / am 
  • 一个 yī gè: a
  • 真正的 zhēn zhèng de: ture
  • 朋友 péng yǒu: friend
  • 我 wǒ : I
  • 很 hěn: very
  • 感激 gǎn jī: to be grateful / to appreciate / thankful

 你的友谊给了我快乐。

 nǐ de yǒu yì gěi le wǒ kuài lè.

Your friendship gives me joy.

  • 你的 nǐ de: your 
  • 友谊 yǒu yì: friendship 
  • 给  gěi: to give
  • 了  le: particle
  • 我  wǒ: I / me
  • 快乐  kuài lè : joy

 我感到安全,被爱和理解。谢谢你!

 wǒ gǎn dào ān quán, bèi ài hé lǐ jiě. xiè xiè nǐ!

I feel safe, loved and understood. Thank you!

  • 我 wǒ: I
  • 感到  gǎn dào: to feel / to sense
  • 安全  ān quán: safe / secure
  • 被爱 bèi ài: loved
  • 和 hé: and
  • 理解 lǐ jiě: to comprehend / to understand 
  • 谢谢你 xiè xiè nǐ: thank you

 我很欣赏你的开朗和温暖。

 wǒ hěn xīn shǎng nǐ de kāi lǎng hé wēn nuǎn.

I admire your cheerfulness and warmth.

  • 我 wǒ: I
  • 很 hěn: very 
  • 欣赏 xīn shǎng: to admire
  • 你的  nǐ de: your
  • 开朗 kāi lǎng: cheerfulness
  • 和 hé: and
  • 温暖 wēn nuǎn: warmth

 朋友,我在为你祈祷。

 péng yǒu, wǒ zài wèi nǐ qí dǎo.

I’m praying for you, my friend.

  • 朋友 péng yǒu: friend
  • 我 wǒ: I
  • 在 zài: indicating an action in progress 
  • 为你 wèi nǐ: for you
  • 祈祷   qí dǎo: to pray

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