I would like to know if there is a chinese translation for “as it is” used in the following context.

If you are paying for an item in the supermarket and the staff offers you a shopping bag, but you decline the bag and want the item “as it is”. How would you say it?

The japanese have a phrase for it: そのままで、 which translates to “as it is”. Would you have a chinese translatiom for this?

  • some users are more accustomed to "as is" for which online translators supply 原样
    – user6065
    Aug 31, 2018 at 13:33

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Chinese does not have a exact translation of そのままで (其の儘で) which is as flexible as the situation that you've described. The literal translations are

  • 照原樣
  • 依舊

which both mean something like in accord with its original nature/form, but we would not use those terms to decline a shopping bag. Instead, you may say something similar to the following in casual vernacular:

  1. 不用了 (No need)
  2. 這樣就行了 (It'll be fine like this)

(2) matches そのままで fairly well in meaning in this case.

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    How about “就这样”?
    – Mou某
    Aug 31, 2018 at 15:54

To decline offer of bag, I would probably say: 我不需要袋子,谢谢!; 不用袋子, 谢谢!; 不用装袋子,我用手拿着就好了。; etc.

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