10 Chinese Phrases You Need to Know for Thanksgiving

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, why not add a touch of cultural flair to your celebrations by incorporating some key Chinese phrases? Whether you’re hosting Chinese friends or simply want to infuse a bit of linguistic diversity into your gathering, here are the top 10 Chinese phrases you need to know for a memorable Thanksgiving:

1. “谢谢” (Xièxiè) – Thank You

For example:

谢谢!(Xièxiè!) – Thank you!

不客气。(Bú kèqì.) – You’re welcome.

2. “感恩” (Gǎn’ēn) – Thanksgiving

For example:

感恩节快乐。(Gǎn’ēn jié kuàilè.) – Happy Thanksgiving.

3. “我爱你” (Wǒ ài nǐ) – I Love You

For example:

我爱你!(Wǒ ài nǐ!) – I love you!

我也爱你!(Wǒ yě ài nǐ!) – I love you too!

4. “家人” (Jiārén) – Family

For example:

我们是一家人。(Wǒmen shì yījiārén.) – We are a family.

5. “父母” (Fùmǔ) – Parents

For example:

这是我的父母。(Zhè shì wǒ de fùmǔ.) – These are my parents.

6. “小朋友” (Xiǎo péngyǒu) – Children

For example:

小朋友,你好!(Xiǎo péngyǒu, nǐ hǎo!) – Hello, children!

7. “好吃” (hǎo chī) – Delicious

For example:

太好吃了!(Tài hǎo chī le!) – It’s delicious!

8. “吃饭” (Chīfàn) – Eat 

For example:

我们吃饭吧!(Wǒmen chīfàn ba!) – Let’s eat!

9.“甜点 ”(Tiándiǎn) – Dessert

For example:

我喜欢今天的甜点。(Wǒ xǐhuān jīntiān de tiándiǎn. ) – I like today’s dessert.

甜点很好吃。(Tiándiǎn hěn hǎo chī.) – The dessert is very delicious.

10.“干杯” (Gānbēi) – Cheers

For example:

我们干杯!(Wǒmen gānbēi!) – Let’s make a toast!

Incorporate these phrases into your Thanksgiving celebrations to add a meaningful and cultural touch to the festivities. Wishing you a joyous and gratitude-filled holiday season!

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