English Sentence:

Saying "You are welcome" to whoever says "Thank you" is basic manners.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

向道謝的人說不客氣是基本禮貌。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

向道谢的人说不客气是基本礼貌。

Pinyin:

xiang4 dao4 xie4 de5 ren2 shuo1 bu2 ke4 qi4 shi4 ji1 ben3 li3 mao4.

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xiàng

1. toward 2. direction 3. always, all along

Here: toward

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道謝   道谢

dào xiè

to express thanks

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de

1. of (possessive particle) 2. (adjectival ending) 3. (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) 4. (used to form a nominal expression)

Here: (adjectival ending)

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rén

people, person, human being

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shuō

1. to speak, to say 2. to explain, to tell 3. to reprimand, to tell off 4. theory, doctrine

Here: to speak, to say

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不客氣
不客气

bú kè qì

You are welcome!, Don't mention it!

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shì

1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that

Here: to be (is, are, am, was, were)

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基本   基本

jī běn

basic, fundamental

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禮貌   礼貌

lǐ mào

manners, courtesy

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