Compliments and Modesty - 3

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Level 1

Guided Program


The foreign visitor to China is complimented on his Chinese. Notice what aspect of his Chinese is pointed out. Also take note of his culturally appropriate way of responding to the compliments.

Note: You may notice that this is the second dialogue on the topic of having one's Chinese praised and how to respond. Don't think this is due to lack of imagination on our part. Rather, as you use even the little Chinese that you have learned, you are sure to regularly receive this kind of praise from Chinese people- a great opportunity to exercise your budding language skills. Therefore we take the topic from a couple of different angles.