Recently I noticed that a young girl waited for several hours, so as to be able to pass the break with my younger colleague. So my friend and I took a walk outside.

Though this is not something I expect to have to explain, I still wondered how to politely express it. Obviously I don’t mean they had anything improper in mind. But they could talk without everyone listening.

Would 尊重兩人隱私 sound improper? What are polite expressions?

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    – user6065
    Dec 13, 2017 at 0:37

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"Give them some privacy" = "給他們一點私人空間吧"

私人空間 means "private space", To give a person some private space means to leave him alone for a while.


你(你们)能回避一下吗?or 你(你们)方便回避一下吗?more politely asking. If you meant they want to have some privacy and can nicely ask others to leave.


If I get your gist correctly, 3 people are waiting, then a boy arrives, who the girl really wants to see. You say to the other person or persons present:

Let's go outside so they can talk in private.


How about a less direct translation:


which roughly translates to something like: don't be a third-wheel over there.

  • exact translation in bkrs: 电灯泡 2) slang unwanted third party accompanying courting couple; chaperone
    – user6065
    Dec 13, 2017 at 6:46
  • A Chinese-English Dict also gives third-wheel, like I wrote above, for their definition.
    – Mou某
    Dec 13, 2017 at 7:33

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