Learning : Greetings - Public Speaking
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Abstract : Impress your boss and give your colleagues a pleasant shock next time you make a presentation by opening it in pǔtōnghuà! Guaranteed ice-breaker!

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As a business person, no doubt you will often attend conferences or parties and sometimes give public speeches. Have you ever thought about giving an intro speech in Mandarin? Ok, let's start today's experience by imagining the surprise your colleagues will have as they hear you open your speech in Mandarin. Here are some new words:

dàjiā

大家

everyone

gāoxìng

高兴

glad

huānyíng

欢迎

welcome

yāoqǐng

邀请

invite

róngxìng

荣幸

pleasure

guānglín

光临

coming


FOR EXAMPLE:

Dàjiā wǎnshang hǎo!

Good evening everyone!

大家晚上好!

Fēicháng gāoxìng jīntiān néng zài zhèli.

I'm glad to be here today.

非常高兴今天能在这里。

Huānyíng dàjiā.

Welcome everyone.

欢迎大家。

Gǎnxiè guānglín!

Thank you for coming!

感谢光临!

Gǎnxiè nǐ yāoqǐng wǒ.

Thank you for inviting me.

感谢你邀请我。

Wǒde róngxìng.

It is my pleasure.

我的荣幸。


What we are learning today could be used in very formal circumstances, so the way in which you say these phrases are in a polite tone. For example, “guānglín” is a polite way of saying “coming”. In the future, we will touch on more polite expressions. Ok, that's today's experience. It is always my pleasure, Wǒde róngxìng. in sharing Mandarin with you! Xiàcì jiàn! See you next time!

 

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