What to say if someone say "doh zhe" to me?

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jilang
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What to say if someone say "doh zhe" to me?

Postby jilang » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:22 am

Hi

I gave someone something and they said "doh zhe (duo xie)" to me. What is a polite reply to this? Would it be "m goi"?

Thanks

panther0890
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Postby panther0890 » Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:16 am

i don't know exactly but maybe "em sai." i just hear that response after i say "doh zhe" or "m goi"

SandraYee
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Postby SandraYee » Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:24 am

you would say "m sai". doh zhe and m goi both sort of mean thank you except m goi is thank you for a job that someones done for you like if someone bags the things for you in a grocery store.

jilang
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Postby jilang » Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:37 am

Thanks, both of you.

yuetwoh
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response to do je

Postby yuetwoh » Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:39 am

:D
m'ou hak hei is also acceptable response to do je.
yw

jilang
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Postby jilang » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:58 am

What exactly does "m sai" and "m'ou hak hei" translate to?

panther0890
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Postby panther0890 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:52 am

m sai is no need.

m'ou hak hei is no hassle i believe.

jilang
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Postby jilang » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:08 am

Thanks

mag0506

haak hei

Postby mag0506 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:31 pm

haak hei (客氣) is hospitality. if you say mh hou haak hei (or mh sai haak hei) you are telling them that it is not good, or that they don't need, to be so hospitable or polite to you.

jilang
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Postby jilang » Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:26 am

Thanks for that clarification.

nappan
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Re: What to say if someone say "doh zhe" to me?

Postby nappan » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:57 pm

if you say mh hou haak hei (or mh sai haak hei) you are telling them that it is not good, or that they don't need, to be so hospitable or polite to you.


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