Chinese Idioms and Colloquialisms 汉语成语与俗语 (1)

Each country has colloquialism. After learning Chinese for quite some time and knowing a lot of characters, however, once immersed among local Chinese, you’ll still find yourself totally lost. Because you don’t understand the Chinese idioms and colloquialisms. This series of articles will help you learn these. Today we will learned five of them.

①拜托了/麻烦你了 bàituōle / máfán nǐle
The meaning of the sentence is “Thank you for your great help.”
For example:

②别客气/客气什么 bié kèqì/ kèqì shénme
The meaning of the sentence is “You’re welcome.” or “Don’t stand on ceremony.”
For example:

③都什么时候了 dōu shénme shíhòu le
The meaning of the sentence is ”It’s too late.” or “there is no time”.
For example:

④都到这份儿上了 dōu dào zhè fènr shàng le
The meaning of the sentence is “already to such an extent”.
For example:

⑤哪儿的话 nǎr de huà
The meaning of the sentence is “What are you talk about?”. This expression is used to either show disapproval or courtesy, has nothing to do with the literal meaning of “where is the word”.
For example:

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