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Dealing with Regrets

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ID: QW0352 Intermediate
This edition of Qing Wen discusses the difference between three words in Chinese that have to do with the English word “regret”. Learn to distinguish between the words 后悔 (hòuhuǐ), 遗憾 (yíhàn) and 可惜 (kěxī).
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后悔
hòuhuǐ
to regret (something that the speaker has done)
做了一件事情以后,觉得当时自己做错了,希望自己没有做。
zuò le yī jiàn shìqíng yǐhòu ,juéde dāngshí zìjǐ zuòcuò le ,xīwàng zìjǐ méiyǒu zuò 。
After doing something, they feel that they did something wrong at that time and they wish they hadn't done it.
我很后悔以前没有好好学习。
wǒ hěn hòuhuǐ yǐqián méiyǒu hǎohāoxuéxí 。
I'm very regretful that I didn't study hard before.
我没有答应他的求婚。现在后悔了。
wǒ méiyǒu dāying tā de qiúhūn 。xiànzài hòuhuǐ le 。
I didn't accept his marriage proposal. Now I regret it.
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