I have do not speak Chinese and need to know what the verb (as an instruction) "repeat" means. I'd like to use it when asking someone to repeat what I say just after me. I wish to use the verb "repeat" as it is to make it as simple as possible. Thanks in advance.. Cheers.

  • 請跟我重複說一遍 means "please repeat what I say"
    – logger
    Jul 24, 2019 at 19:39

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"Repeat" in Chinese is '重复'(repeat an action) or '复述'(repeat a speech)

However, if you just say "复述", It would sound too blunt. To be polite, you could say: "请复述(一次)" - "please repeat (once)"

Please notice, the term "复述" is very literary. The colloquial way to say "please repeat" is "请跟着再说一遍" (please follow and repeat/ please repeat it)

  • If you want to say: "please repeat after me" you can say "请跟着我再说一遍" (please follow me and repeat) or 请复述我說的词句/字句" (Please repeat the words/ word I say)

  • If you want to say: "please repeat this words" you can say "请复述这个词句/字句" (please repeat this words/word)

  • Thank you very much @tang-ho. I guess for me, when I ask someone to repeat after me (as "Please repeat.") "请复述" will be enough, right? Jul 24, 2019 at 19:54
  • @Hakan Tilgel Yes "请复述" (please repeat) is enough. "一次" (once) is redundant because "repeat" already implies 'one more time'
    – Tang Ho
    Jul 24, 2019 at 19:57

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