- Today we are going to learn a common Chinese expression: 不好意思 ( bú hǎo yì si) .
- We have learnt 意思 here and here.
- 意思 has a few different meanings as following:
1. meaning, idea 我明白你的意思。 I see what you mean. 2. intention; wish; desire 我的意思是走着去。 In my opinion, we should walk. 3. a token of affection, appreciation, etc. 这是我们的一点小意思，请收下。 This is a small token of our esteem – do accept it. 4. suggestion; hint; trace 天有点要下雨的意思。 It looks like rain. 5. interest; fun 这个连续剧太没意思。 This series is so boring.
- 不好意思 ( bú hǎo yì si) means .
- Here are a few examples:
让您久等了，真不好意思。 I’m very embarrassed for making you wait so long. 不好意思，麻烦您了。 Sorry to trouble you. 不好意思，我的中文说得不好。但学中文很有意思。 I am sorry my Chinese is not good. But, it is interesting to learn Chinese!
- That’s all for today. Hope you like this lesson.
- Have a nice weekend.