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Skip to 0 minutes and 18 secondsWhen you invite somebody to go out with you, you may not always get a “Yes”.Right? So how do you deny somebody’s invitation in Chinese? we often say sorry first to show politeness.

Skip to 0 minutes and 31 secondsFor example:

Skip to 0 minutes and 43 secondsAre you ready to deny someone? 你明天早上有空嗎? (Are you available tomorrow morning?) 不好意思, (Sorry,) 我明天早上沒(有)空 (I’m not available tomorrow morning.) 為什麼沒(有)空? (Why?) 我很忙! (I'm busy!) 你忙什麼? (What are you busy for?) 我很忙!我很忙! (Just busy!) 不要問!不要問! (Don's ask!) You already know 有(yǒu) is to have. if you wanna say Don’t have. Just add 沒(méi) before 有(yǒu) 沒有(méi yǒu) means don’t have. When you don’t have time or not available.

Skip to 1 minute and 17 secondsYou can say: 我沒有時間 我沒有空 or just 我沒空 有(yǒu) is often omitted in daily language. People often say . 沒空(méi kōng) only. Do we have other ways of saying to deny somebody’s invitation? Of course.

Skip to 1 minute and 39 secondsI will give you some other examples: 明天我有事 (I have plans for tomorrow already.) 明天我有事 (I have plans for tomorrow already.)

Skip to 1 minute and 50 seconds我很忙 (I am busy.) 我很忙 (I am busy.) 我最近比較忙 (I am a little busy recently.) 我最近比較忙 (I am a little busy recently.)

How to say no?

When you invite somebody to go out with you, you may not always receive a “Yes”. So how do you deny somebody’s invitation in Mandarin?

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