Please Speak Slowly, I don’t Understand a Single Thing!

If you are a beginner or lower intermediate student, you will need to use this phrase very often:

Qǐng nǐ shuō màn yī diǎn hǎo ma, Wǒ wán quán tīng bù dǒng!

请你说慢一点好吗, 我完全听不懂!

Could you please speak slowly? I don’t understand a single thing!

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Below are a few situations where you can use this phrase:

1.

Nǐ tīng shuō le ma? Píng guǒ yòu jiàng jià le, yī jīn liǎng kuài wǔ

A;你听说了吗?苹果又降价了,一斤两块五!

Have you heard? The price of apple went down again, 2.5 Yuan for a kilo. 

B: 请你说慢一点好吗,我完全听不懂!

2.

Wǒ gāng cái shuō de huà nǐ dōu jì xià lái le ma

A:我刚才说的话你都记下来了吗?

Did you write down everything I said just now?

B: 请你说慢一点好吗,我完全听不懂。。

3. 

Má fan nǐ le, nǐ yào xiān qù mǎi yán, zài qù mǎi cù, zuì hòu zài qù mǎi jiàng yóu…

A:麻烦你了, 你要先去买盐,再去买醋,最后再去买酱油。。。

Sorry to trouble you, you need to first go and buy salt, then go and buy vinegar, and lastly go and buy soy sauce…

B: 请你说慢一点好吗,我完全听不懂。。。

4. 

Nǐ zài bu bǎ fáng jiān zhěng lǐ hǎo, wǒ jiù yào bǎ nǐ tī chū qù!

A;你再不把房间整理好,我就要把你踢出去!

If you still not going to tidy up your room, I will kick you out!

B: 请你说慢一点好吗,我完全听不懂。。。

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