I’m looking help from the Chinese experts. I feel like my Chinese is improving steadily but sadly I on’t have enough time to practice ‘real’ Chinese. I used to live in Japan and my Japanese is pretty strong. I know from my experiences learning Japanese that there are a lot of small words of phrases (lexical chunks) that really boost your language ability and make you seem more natural when you speak!
I’m asking that those of you with “mad skills” nominate some words (or phrases) which can be used to great effect. Key words in Chinese, -if you like.
Some examples I know: