In China, you may encounter situations where you helped someone and they said thanks to you. There are many ways to say "thank you" in Chinese, and also there are just as many ways to say "you're welcome." Do you know how to reply it? No matter what language you speak, being polite to others is a sign of respect and shows your manners. Being polite is always a good habit. So it's better to know more ways to say thank you and also to learn how to respond to others' gratitude. In the next part of our content, you will be able to learn the pronunciation and pinyin of different “You are welcome.”


6 Ways to Say "You’re Welcome" in Chinese

1- 不客气 (Bú Kè Qì)

You're welcome is the most common and formal way to respond “thank you”.
To someone you don't know. For example, you offered your seat to an old man on the bus; You push the elevator button for a stranger; The people you served in your business.

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2- 不用谢(Bú Yòng Xiè)

“不用” means “no” and “谢” means “thanks”. So “不用谢” means it's okay. This expression is similar to “不客气“ and means you have accepted thanks, often used with close friends. Furthermore, if you use this phrase to express “you are welcome” in Chinese, that mean you don't think it's a big deal.

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3 – 别和我见外 (Bié Hé Wǒ Jiàn Wài)

That means you don't have to mention it. It is used for acquaintances you are willing to help and to show that you are a good sport. By using this expression, you can make the other person feel that they are important and close to you, that you are happy to help them, and that you don't want them to feel that they owe you anything.

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4 – 这没什么 (Zhè Méi Shén Me)

This phase mean “That`s OK” or “No big deal”.
This phase means "a piece of cake" or "a small thing". Because by saying ”这没什么” which is showing that it really isn't a big problem.

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5 – 应该的 (Yīng Gāi de)

This a casual way to reply to "thank you". It may be in response to a thank you from a teacher or supervisor.

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6 – 别别别(Bié Bié Bié)

Sometimes you do people a great favor. He/She may thank you with money or goods. If you want to refuse it, you can use “别别别”. It means “no no no”.  If you want to accept it, you can use words related to thank you.

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