5 Ways to Say “NO” besides “不”

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大家好,你现在正在收看的是KaKa中文的culture show。
Now you are watching KaKaChinese’s Culture Show.

Vera, wǒ kě yǐ qǐng nǐ hē bēi jiǔ ma?
Vera,我可以请你喝杯酒吗?
Vera, can I buy you a drink?
Xiǎng duō le.
想多了。
You’re over thinking.

Lawrence, jīn tiān kě yǐ zǎo xià bān ma?
Lawrence, 今天可以早下班吗?
Lawrence, can I get off work early today?

Xiǎng dé měi
想得美。
You wish.

 

Lawrence, jīn tiān nǐ mǎi dān ba!
Lawrence,今天你买单吧!
Lawrence, today you pay for it!

Méimén
没门。
No way.

Vera, wǒ jīn tiān bù xiǎng jiā bān
Vera,我今天不想加班
Vera, I don’t want to work overtime today

nǐ zuò mèng a!
你做梦啊!
You dream!

Nǐ néng jiè wǒ diǎn qián ma?
你能借我点钱吗?
Can you lend me some money?

Gǔn

get away

Hǎole, nà wǒ xī wàng jīn tiān de zhè 5 gè phrases néng bāng dào dà jiā gèng hǎo de jù jué bié rén.
好了,那我希望今天的这5个phrases能帮到大家更好地拒绝别人。
Well, then I hope that these five phrases today can help everyone to reject others better.

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If you have more questions, please leave us a comment in the comment section

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Nà rú guǒ nǐ hái xiǎng xué xí gèng duō de zhōng wén,
jiù yī dìng yào qù kakachinese.com
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If you want to learn more Chinese, you must go to kakachinese.com

Nà wǒ men xià cì zài jiàn la.
那我们下次再见啦。
Then we will see you next time.

5 phrases to compliment your co-workers

nǐ jīn tiān kàn shàng qù qì sè hěn hǎo
你今天看上去气色很好。
You look great today.

nǐ kàn shàng qù zhēn jīng shen
你看上去真精神。
You”re looking sharp!

gàn de hǎo
干得好!
You did a great job.

nǐ shì wǒmen de jiāo’ào
你是我们的骄傲。
We’re so proud of you.

wǒ duì nǐ de gōng zuò fēi cháng mǎn yì
我对你的工作非常满意。
I’m very pleased with your work.

25 pairs of opposite words in Chinese

dà──xiǎo

大──小

big-small

duō──shǎo

多──少

much-less

shàng──xià

上──下

on-under

zuǒ──yòu

左──右

left-right

qián──hòu

前──后

front-back

lěng ──rè

冷──热

cold-hot

gāo──dī

高──低

high-low

hēi──bái

黑──白

black-white

tiān──dì

天──地

sky-ground

nán──nǚ

男——女

male-female

lǐ──wài

里──外

inside-outside

sǐ──huó

死──活

dead-live

gōng──sī

公──私

public-private

kuài──màn

快──慢

fast-slow

kuān──zhǎi

宽──窄

wide-narrow

lǐ──wài

里──外

inside-outside

sǐ──huó

死──活

dead-live

gōng──sī

公──私

public-private

kuài──màn

快──慢

fast-slow

kuān──zhǎi

宽──窄

wide-narrow

měi──chǒu

美──丑

beauty-ugly

shàn──è

善──恶

good-evil

xián──máng

闲──忙

leisure-busy

lái──qù

来──去

come–go

ài──hèn

爱──恨

love-hate

Daily Life Difference between China and the US


dàjiā hǎo xiànzài nǐ zhèngzài shōukàn de shì kǎ kǎ zhōngwén de culture show
大家好现在你正在收看的是KaKa中文的culture show
Hello, everyone. Now you are watching the Kaka Chinese culture show

Lawrence hé wǒ yǐqián dōu zài měiguó shēnghuó guò
Lawrence和我以前都在美国生活过
Lawrence and I used to live in the United States

ránhòu wǒmen jiù fāxiàn yǒu yīxiē dōngxi zhēn de hěn bù fāngbiàn hěn bù xíguàn
然后我们就发现有一些东西真的很不方便很不习惯
Then we found that something is really inconvenient and not used to

duì, fēicháng bù yīyàng
对,非常不一样
Yes, very different

dì yī gè zài měiguó méiyǒu rè shuǐ
第一个在美国没有热水
First, there is no hot water in the United States

wǒ mǎi le yī gè hěn dà hěn dà de shànmóshī
我买了一个很大很大的膳魔师
I bought a very big Thermos

wǒ měitiān bèi zhe tā qù xuéxiào
我每天背着它去学校
I carry it to school every day

bīng shuǐ
冰水
Ice water

píjiǔ
啤酒
beer

wǒ yào bīng shuǐ
我要冰水
I want ice water

méi cuò, nǐ yīdìng yào shuō qīngchǔ
没错,你一定要说清楚
That’s right, you must say it clearly

zǎoshang xǐzǎo VS wǎnshàng xǐzǎo
早上洗澡VS晚上洗澡
Morning shower VS evening shower

nǐ shì shénme shíhòu xǐzǎo de?
你是什么时候洗澡的?
When did you bathe

nǐ yào zhùyì, kěnéng zhōngguó rén dōu shì wǎnshàng xǐzǎo de
你要注意,可能中国人都是晚上洗澡的
You should be aware that Chinese people may bathe at night

měiguó rén wéi shénme yào zǎoshang xǐzǎo
美国人为什么要早上洗澡
Why did Americans bathe in the morning?

zhège fǎnzhèng jiùshì bù yīyàng de
这个反正就是不一样的
This is not the same anyway

shén me dōu fàng zài xǐyījī lǐ
什么都放在洗衣机里
Everything is in the washing machine

suǒyǐ wǒmen de xǐyījī zhǐ xǐ yīfu
所以我们的洗衣机只洗衣服
So our washing machine only wash clothe

wǒ juédé zuì shòu bù liǎo de jiùshì měiguó rén huì yòng xǐyījī xǐ xiézi
我觉得最受不了的就是美国人会用洗衣机洗鞋子
What I feel most tolerable is that Americans wash their shoes with washing machines

yěshì méi cuò
也是没错
That’s right

Měiguó rén bú shài yīfu
美国人不晒衣服
Americans do not hang out the clothes

duì a
对啊
Right

zhōngguó rén de yīfu dōu zài wàimiàn
中国人的衣服都在外面
Chinese clothes are outside

dànshì hǎoxiàng zài měiguó měiguó rén bú shài yīfu
但是好像在美国美国人不晒衣服
But it seems that Americans do not hang out the clothes in the United States

hōng gān jī
烘干机
Dryer

zài zhōngguó hōnggānjī hěn shǎo
在中国烘干机很少
There is very few dryers in China

dànshì hái yǒuyī jiàn shì
但是还有一件事
But there is one more thing

měiguó rén yě bú shài bèizi a
美国人也不晒被子啊
The Americans don’t sun quilt

yīnwèi nǐ shài bèi zǐ yǐhòu, bèizi jiù yǒu tàiyáng de wèidào
因为你晒被子以后,被子就有太阳的味道
Because after you have suntanned, the quilt has the smell of the sun

wǒ zìjǐ jiù hěn xǐhuān shài bèizi
我自己就很喜欢晒被子
I like sun quilt very much

wǒ juédé yīdìng yào shài bèizi
我觉得一定要晒被子
I think I must sun quilt

zhōngguó rén xǐhuān bǎ chē pìgu tíng jìnqù
中国人喜欢把车屁股停进去
Chinese people like to park back into the parking spots

měiguó rén hǎoxiàng shì huì bǎ chē tóu tíng jìnqù
美国人好像是会把车头停进去
Americans seem to park front into the parking spots

bǎ pìgu tíng zài tíngchē wèi
把屁股停在停车位
Park back into the parking spots

hǎole, nà rúguǒ nǐ zài zhōngguó, nǐ fāxiàn yǒu shén me shìqíng hěn qíguài de
好了,那如果你在中国,你发现有什么事情很奇怪的
Well, if you are in China, you find something strange

yīnwèi wǒmen shì zhōngguó rén
因为我们是中国人
Because we are Chinese

nà rúguǒ nǐ xǐhuān wǒmen de shìpín, jìdé yào dìngyuè wǒmen de píndào ó
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If you like our video, remember to subscribe to our channel

5 Different Ways to Say “I love you” in Chinese

If you have a crush on someone, how to confess
wǒ xǐ huān nǐ

我喜欢你

I like you

wǒ ài nǐ

我爱你

I love you

wǒ xiǎng zhuī nǐ

我想追你

I want to chase (after) you

wǒ duì nǐ yī jiàn zhōng qíng

我对你一见钟情

I fall in love with you at the first sight

gēn wǒ zài yī qǐ hǎo ma

跟我在一起好吗

Can we be together?

10 Useful Phrases in Chinese 5/15

bié tài guò fèn le

别太过分了。

Don’t over do it.

nǐ xiǎng dǎ dǔ ma?

你想打赌吗?

You want a bet?

wǒ tì nǐ qù zěn me yàng

我替你去怎么样?

What if I go for you?

shuí xī han

谁稀罕

Who wants?

píng zhí jué zuò shì

凭直觉做事

Follow your nose

xiǎo qì guǐ

小气鬼

Cheap skate!

wǎn fàn wǒ qǐng

晚饭我请。

Dinner is on me.

huó gāi

活该!

You ask for it!

zhēn xiǎng bú dào

真想不到!

You don’t say!

méi shén me dà bú le de

没什么大不了的。

It’s not big deal.

Consumption Trend in China


dà jiā hǎo, huān yíng shōu kàn KaKaChinesede culture show

大家好,欢迎收看KaKachinese的culture show

Hi everyone, welcome to KaKaChinese’s culture show.

zài zhè lǐ nǐ huì xué dào gè zhǒng gè yàng yǒu yì sī de zhōng wén, tóng shí ne yě huì gèng liǎo jiě zhōng guó wén huà

在这里你会学到各种各样有意思的中文,同时呢也会更了解中国文化

Here you will learn a variety of interesting Chinese language, and at the same time, you will learn more about Chinese culture.

jīn tiān wǒ yǒu yī gè wèn tí: jīn tiān nǐ hē kā fēi le ma

今天我有一个问题:今天你喝咖啡了吗?

Today I have a question: Did you drink coffee today?

jīn tiān ma, wǒ jīn tiān hē le xīng bā kè de ná tiě

今天嘛,我今天喝了星巴克的拿铁

Today, I drank Starbucks latte today

xīng bā kè de ná tiě a, nǐ xiāo fèi shēng jí le

星巴克的拿铁啊,你消费升级了

Starbucks’s latte, your consumption has been upgraded

tā qí shí jiù shì wǒ men gèng yuàn yì huā qián le

它其实就是我们更愿意花钱了

It actually means that we are more willing to spend money

bǐ rú shuō dà jiā xiàn zài yuàn yì huā qián mǎi gèng guì gèng hǎo de dōng xi huò zhě fú wù

比如说大家现在愿意花钱买更贵更好的东西或者服务

For example, people are now willing to pay more for better things or services

wǒ men yǒu sù róng kā fēi

我们有速溶咖啡

We have instant coffee

xiàn zài ne kě néng dà jiā gèng yuàn yì mǎi xīng bā kè huò zhě Costa de kā fēi

现在呢可能大家更愿意买星巴克或者Costa的咖啡

Now maybe everyone is more willing to buy Starbucks or Costa coffee

nà bǐ rú shuō xīng bā kè de ná tiě dà gài shì 30kuài rén mín bì, chà bú duō 5měi jīn

那比如说星巴克的拿铁大概是30块人民币,差不多5美金

For example, Starbucks’ Latte is about 30 RMB, almost 5 US dollars.

dàn shì rú guǒ wǒ qù 7-11 mǎi kā fēi, yī bēi ná tiě kě néng shì 10 kuài

但是如果我去7-11买咖啡,一杯拿铁可能是10块

But if I go to 7-11 to buy coffee, a cup of latte may be 10RMB

dàn shì dà jiā xiàn zài kě néng gèng yuàn yì mǎi xīng bā kè de kā fēi

但是大家现在可能更愿意买星巴克的咖啡

But everyone may now be more willing to buy Starbucks coffee

gāng cái wǒ men shuō le xiāo fèi shēng jí

刚才我们说了消费升级

Just now we said consumption upgrade

dàn qí shí wǒ jué de yě bú shì měi gè zhōng guó rén dōu xiāo fèi shēng jí de

但其实我觉得也不是每个中国人都消费升级的

But in fact, I don’t think that every Chinese has an upgrade

wǒ men hǎo xiàng hái yǒu xiāo fèi jiàng jí

我们好像还有消费降级

We seem to have a downgrade as well

nà nǐ zì jǐ shì xiāo fèi shēng jí hái shì xiāo fèi jiàng jí

那你自己是消费升级还是消费降级

Is that your own consumption upgrade or consumption degradation?

Wǒ jué de shì, yuè lái yuè shǎo mǎi yī fu

我觉得是,越来越少买衣服

I think that is true, buying clothes less and less

Wǒ zì jǐ yǒu shí hòu yě shì

我自己有时候也是

Me too sometimes

wǒ yǐ qián huì mǎi hěn guì de hù fū pǐn

我以前会买很贵的护肤品

I used to buy expensive skin care products

dàn shì wǒ xiàn zài fā xiàn yòng yù lán yóu yě hěn hǎo

但是我现在发现用玉兰油也很好

But I now find that using Olay is also very good

wǒ jué de tā men chà bù duō, hǎo xiàng xiào guǒ chà bù duō

我觉得它们差不多,好像效果差不多

I think they are similar, it seems that the effect is almost same

wǒ jué de zhè ge gēn lìng wài yī gè liú xíng de jí jiǎn zhǔ yì yǒu guān xì

我觉得这个跟另外一个流行的极简主义有关系

I think this is related to another trending: minimalism

wǒ tīng guò, wǒ tīng guò

我听过,我听过

I heard it. I heard it.

nà nǐ jué de yǒu yòng ma?

那你觉得有用吗?

Do you think it is useful?

Tài jí jiǎn le, tài jiǎn dān

太极简了,太简单

Too simple, too simple

zhè ge jiù shì wǒ men jīn tiān de huà tí, guān yú xiāo fèi

这个就是我们今天的话题,关于消费

This is our topic today, about consumption

xiāo fèi shēng jí hái yǒu xiāo fèi jiàng jí

消费升级还有消费降级

Consumption upgrades and consumption downgrades

nà nǐ zài guò qù de wǔ nián dāng zhōng, nǐ zì jǐ shì yǒu yī gè xiāo fèi shēng jí hái shì xiāo fèi jiàng jí ne?

那你在过去的五年当中,你自己是有一个消费升级还是消费降级呢?

In the past five years, have you had a consumption upgrade or consumption degradation?

huān yíng dà jiā zài liú yán qū gěi wǒ men liú yán

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Leave us a message in the comment section

hǎo, jīn tiān de jié mù jiù dào zhè li

好,今天的节目就到这里

OK, this is the show for today

rú guǒ dà jiā xǐ huān de huà, bié wàng le dìng yuè wǒ men de pín dào

如果大家喜欢的话,别忘了订阅我们的频道

If you like it, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel

huò zhě ne nǐ yě kě yǐ dào KaKa de wǎng zhàn shàng fā xiàn gèng duō de xué xí nèi róng

或者呢你也可以到卡卡的网站上发现更多的学习内容

Or you can find more learning content on Kaka’s website