This is the second version of the common words and phrases I heard in Asian dramas. I’m doing Taiwanese dramas this time and I hope you enjoy this one too. I apologized again for my mistakes especially the pinyin part. Please bear with it.
Shi (是)- Yes
Bù (不)- No
Méi yǒu (沒有)-No
Wǒ bú yào (我不要)- I don’t want.
Nǐ hǎo (你好)- Hello!
Wèi (喂)- Hello! (On the phone) and Hey!
Zao ān (早安)- Good morning!
Wu an (午安)- Good afternoon!
Wan shang hao (晚上好)- Good evening!
Wǎn’ān (晚安)- Good night!
Āiyō (哎哟) and āiya (哎呀) – Can be used to express frustration or surprise
Wèishéme (为什么)- Why
Shénme (什么)- What
Shuí (谁)- Who
Zài nǎli (在 哪裡 )- Where
Xièxiè (谢谢)- Thank you
Zài jiàn (再见-)- Goodbye
Ài (爱)- Love
Péngyǒu (朋友)- Friend
Nǚ péngyǒu (女朋友)- Girlfriend
Nán péngyǒu (男朋友)- Boyfriend
Bǎobèi (宝贝)- Baby (Endearment)
Lǎopó (老婆)- Used by the husband to call wife
Sǎo sao (嫂嫂)- Sister-in-law (older brother’s wife)
Mama (媽媽) and abó (阿母)- can be used to call mother
Pâ (爸), āpa (阿爸), and bà ba (爸爸)- Father
Jiě jie (姐姐)- Older sister
Mèimei (妹妹)- Younger sister
Gē ge (哥哥)- Older brother
Di di (弟弟)- Younger brother
Xuezhang (学长)- Senior colleague(Male)
Xuejie (学姐)- Senior colleague(Female)
Xuedi (學弟)- Junior colleague (Male)
Xuemei (學妹)- Junior colleague (Female)
Āyí (阿姨)- Aunty or reference to an older female
Xiao jie (小姐)- Miss
Lǎozǒng (老总)- Mister
Mei nan (美男)- Pretty boy
Shuai ga (帥哥0- Handsome
Piao liang (漂 亮)- Beautiful
Jia you (加油)- Equivalent to good luck or any expression of encouragement
Báichī (白痴) and shǎguā (傻瓜)- Stupid, silly, or fool
Zhen de (真的)- Really
Fei chang (非常)- Extremely or very much
Kěài (可爱)- Cute
Lǎobǎn (老板)- Boss
Gānbēi (干杯)- Cheers
Shēngrì kuàilè (生日快乐)- Happy birthday
Méi guān xì (沒關系)- It’s alright
Nǐ hái hǎo ma? (你还好吗)- How are you?/ Are you okay?
Wǒ huílai le! (我回来了)- I’m back!/I’m home!
Wǒ zhīdào (我知道)- I know/ I understand.
Wǒ bù zhīdào (我不知道)- I don’t know.
Duì bù qǐ (对不起)- I’m sorry.
Bù hǎo yì si (不好意思)- I’m sorry/ Excuse me.
Wǒ xiǎng nǐ (我想你) and wǒ xiǎngniàn nǐ (我想念你)- I miss you.
Wǒ xǐ huān nǐ (我喜欢你)- I like you.
Wǒ ài nǐ (我爱你)- I love you.
I’m still not sure if I made this post too long but also uncertain if it’s enough. Maybe, it’s my anxiety and OCD kicking in so please forgive me. I hope I have enough words for you to enjoy your next Taiwanese dramas. Xiexie!
Photo is from Bromance