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How do you say “yes” in Chinese? Let’s learn it together.
Here are some different ways to express “yes” in Chinese.
If there is one verb “是 (shì)” in a question, you can give a positive answer with “是 (shì)” or “是的 (shì de)”.
Zhè shì nǐ de yào shi ma?
Is this your keys?
huí dá guān jiàn dòng cí
In Chinese simple questions, you can use key verbs to answer the questions. Such as verbs of thought or feeling, modal verbs, etc.
Nǐ chī miàn tiáo ma?
Would you like to have noodles?
Nǐ huì chàng gē ma?
Can you sing a song?
Yes, I can.
kě yǐ /dāng rán /méi wèn tí
Yes/ of course/ no problem
If one asks you for your help or permission, you can answer with positive verbs such as “可以 (kě yǐ)”, “当然 (dāng rán)” and “没问题 (méi wèn tí)”.
Wǒ kě yǐ qù kàn diàn yǐng ma?
Can I go to the movie?
Yes, you can.
“好 (hǎo)” is a positive answer, which can be followed with some modal particles, such as “好啊 (hǎo ā)”, “好的 (hǎo de)” and “好吧 (hǎo ba)”。
“行 (Xíng)” is also a positive answer in spoken Chinese.
duì /méi cuò
That’s right/ exactly
When you agree with someone’s opinion, you can use “对 (duì )” or “没错 (méi cuò)”
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