Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Màn Zǒu

Perhaps one of the sweetest Chinese phrases, these two words that are spoken by people to one another as they are parting means, literally, "walk slowly." The underlying meaning is "take care," and is always accompanied by a friendly smile. Most of the time, we hear it spoken by service personnel as we leave restaurants or stores, but we have also exchanged this pleasantry with friends and acquaintances throughout China.

Warm sentiment, cool saying.



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