Thank You in Chinese – 谢谢 xièxiè

thank you in Chinese

If you are new to learning Mandarin, you might realize Native speakers have many ways to express they are thankful than just the standard 谢谢 xièxiè (thank you in Chinese).

Depending on your situation, there might be a better way to express your thankfulness, or you might just want to switch things up because you want to sound more casual or formal.

Here are some commonly used thank you’s:

gǎn xiè!
Many thanks!

fēi cháng gǎn xiè nǐ!
Thank you very much! 

duō xiè
Thanks a lot

má fan nǐ le! 
Sorry for the trouble!

Example Sentences With Thank You in Chinese:

xiè xiè dà jiā de lái lín.
Thank you all for coming here.

You can use these different types of saying thanks for making more meaningful connections both in personal ways or even in Business.

If you wish to say thank you to someone you know well, you might use the following alternative.

nǐ tài hǎo la 
You’re so nice

If you know someone well, there are a few ways you can thank them more casually. Friends and family often use this phrase, so go ahead and express that you appreciate having them in your life.

méi yǒu nǐ wǒ gāi zěn me bàn
What would I do without you

You would usually say this to your friends or family, but you can also use it at work.

The next example is definitely more casual, so use it the next time you see your best friend:

xiè le! 

If you are working with some native Chinese speakers, the following sentences are an excellent way to express your thanks:

xiè xiè nǐ de lǐ jiě! 
Thank you for your understanding!

xiè xiè nǐ de zhī chí! 
Thank you for your support!

xiè xiè nǐ de bāng máng!
Thank you for your help!

Saying Thank You Like a Native Speaker

And if you really want to sound like a native speaker knowing the following phrases will get you a lot of appreciation:

gǎi tiān qǐng nín chī fàn! 
I’ll treat you to a meal someday!

tài xiè xiè nǐ le, nǐ duì wǒ zhēn hǎo! 
Thank you so much! You’re so good to me!

fēi cháng gǎn xiè nǐ a!Jīn tiān nǐ bāng le wǒ yī gè máng. 
Thank you very much! You did me a favor today.

There are many ways to express your gratitude in Chinese, but what about thanking someone for being kind to you? There is no direct translation of “you are welcome“; however, native speakers might use one of the following sentences:

bú xiè 
Don’t thank me.

bú kè qi 
Don’t be polite.

不用 (谢)。
bù yòng xiè 
No need (for thanks).

nǎ lǐ 
It was nothing.

méi shì 
It was nothing.

méi shén me 
It wasn’t anything.

Next time you get the chance to be kind and grateful, you now have many ways to give thanks in Mandarin.

Curious to learn more? Read our blog posts about Chinese characters and the stroke order rules!