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Consoling the Bereaved

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ID: 0463 Pre Intermediate
It’s always difficult to find the right words of comfort when a friend’s loved one has passed away. It’s many times more difficult when you have to do it in Mandarin. In this podcast, learn the right Chinese phrases for consoling your friend during that painful time.
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怎么 zěnme how come
to cry
去世 qùshì to pass away
伤心 shāngxīn sad
nǐ zěnme kū le ?
How come you’re crying?
wǒ yéye qùshì le 。
My grandfather passed away.
bié tài shāngxīn le 。nǐ yéye yě bù xīwàng kàndào nǐ zhèyàng 。
Don’t be so sad. Your grandfather wouldn’t wish to see you like this.
wǒ zhīdào 。jiùshì tài tūrán le 。
I know. It was just too sudden.
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