Mandarin Chinese Expressions with Màn (Slow)


The #Mandarin #Chinese word for ‘slow’ is màn (慢). It is used in many #Chinese #expressions, many introduced at Mandarin Click by Click.

Mànmànlái  (慢慢来) means ‘take your time’, (a polite phrase used to calm people down when they are nervous about doing something correctly).   Mànzǒu (慢走) means ‘leave slowly’ (a polite phrase to say good-bye to guests who are leaving, similar to English ‘Don’t be in such a hurry.’).

Mànmantēngtēng (慢慢藤藤) means unhurriedly.  Mànmantūntūn (慢慢吞吞) means unbearably slow. Both are usually used as adverbs with a ‘de’ before a verb.

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