In most cultures, it is customary to express gratitude in some way. The dictionary defines gratitude as follows: It is "the quality of gratitude; Always be ready to say thank you and return the kindness." Both Chinese and Western people like to say thank you, if you say thank you to those who have helped you, he will feel happy. A sincere, grateful response to someone's actions or words is often the glue that holds a relationship together. This is true in most societies! Doing so in a foreign country also shows your respect and appreciation for that culture. Words are powerful – Let us use them often and honestly!
So, how do you say "thank you" in Chinese? You can learn easily! Below, I will provide you with the perfect translation and pronunciation so that you can learn the most common ways of saying "thank you" by Chinese people in various situations.


4 Ways to Say "Thank you" in Chinese

1- Thanks: 谢谢 (Xiè Xiè)

The magical words that can bring a smile to any face. For one day, truly mean it whenever you say these words, and see how this lifts your spirit too!

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2- Thanks a lot: 多谢 (Duō Xiè)

It means the same thing as "thank you", but with added energy and enthusiasm! It means almost the same as "thank you very much" in Chinese. Use this phrase in informal situations with your Chinese friends or teachers.

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3 – Thank you: 谢谢你/ 谢谢您 (Xiè Xiè Nǐ/ Nín)

Xie Xie Nin, the more polite version, is a common variation of Xie Xie. Both phrases xie xie, are followed by " Nǐ" or the polite version Nín. The literal meaning of these phrases is closer to the English equivalent of "thank you". Because both of these phrases contain the word "you."

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4 – Thank you very much: 非常感谢 (Fēi Cháng Gǎn Xiè)

This phrase can express a person's greatest gratitude. This phrase is used for very special occasions, such as when someone has done something very kind or useful.

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How to say 'I am grateful' in Chinese - instead of 'thank you'

If you want to add some variation to your vocabulary and express your strong gratitude, another way to say thank you in Chinese is to say the equivalent of "I am very grateful".

1 – Grateful: 感恩 (Gǎn ēn)

Literally meaning gratitude or thanks is similar to saying "I owe you one" in English. This is a way of expressing gratitude and also indicating that you intend to give back to others in some way.

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2 – Grateful: 感谢 (Gǎn Xiè)

This is a way to say thank you in Chinese, to emphasize how much you appreciate it, and also to make it clear that you are grateful.

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