It appears that building strong relationships or guān xì (关系) is very important in Chinese society. Would readers be able to share some scenarios or phrases that would help build such 关系？
Similar relationships exist for English speakers and take time to build. Some of the most important ideas one needs to express include:
- Trust (信任, 凭信, etc.)
- Confidence (信心, et. al.)
- Reliability (可靠, etc.)
- Dependability (可靠, etc.)
- Hard-working (勤奋, etc.)
- Honesty (诚实, etc.)
What are some Chinese phrases, fragments, or words that a student would need in order to begin building a network of guān xì (关系) ?
For example, one general sentence I have found is:
- néng qǐng nǐ bāng gè máng mǎ
- Could you do me a favor?
Kwintessential, Ltd. (n.d.). Guanxi: The Chinese Cultural Concept. Retrieved June 2, 2014 from, http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/etiquette/china-guanxi.html