Career Magazine

109: How to Give Advice in Mandarin Chinese

By Learnmandarinnow

Now and then, our close friends or colleagues do something which may not be good for them. Maybe they don’t realize this, so how can you give them some good advice or suggestions to change their ways and improve things?

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(i) To offer some suggestions to others to make changes for the better

(ii) How to make a proposal or an idea to improve things for your colleagues


1. 他现在已经属于过度肥胖,应该马上开始减肥。Tā xiànzài yǐjīng shǔyú guòdù féipàng, yīnggāi mǎshàng kāishǐ jiǎnféi.

He is so obese, he should start to lose some weight.

2. 吸烟有害健康,所以最好别抽烟。Xīyān yǒuhài jiànkāng, suǒyǐ zuì hǎo bié chōuyān.

Smoking is harmful for your health, you’d better not smoke.

3. 小刚失眠了,他不应该在晚上喝咖啡。Xiǎo gāng shīmiánle, tā bù yìng gāi zài wǎnshàng hē kāfēi.

Gang cannot sleep. He should not drink coffee at night.

4. 如果你不喜欢你现在的工作,你最好辞职。Rúguǒ nǐ bù xǐhuān nǐ xiànzài de gōngzuò, nǐ zuì hǎo cízhí.

If you don’t like your current job, you’d better quit.

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:



肥胖:fat, overweight


马上:at once


减肥:lose weight





别抽烟:stop smoking

失眠:cannot sleep


晚上:at night

喝咖啡:drink coffee

如果: if

不喜欢:don’t like

你最好:you’d better ( do something)


你最好辞职:you’d better resign

你最好别吸烟:you’d better quit smoking

Mandarin Chinese learning resources we recommend:

Keats Chinese School
Keats Chinese School, which was founded in 2004, is one of the top Mandarin Chinese language schools in China, offering both one-on-one immersion Mandarin courses and small group Chinese classes. Located in Kunming, Keats develops personalised exercises and materials for students to meet their learning goals and requirements and can arrange a student visa for its 16 week course. Why not try one of their highly recommended courses?

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