Do you have WeChat? If you are living in China, or want to chat with a Chinese friend, this instant messaging APP is probably essential now. So let’s talk about some Chinese words and expressions about WeChat.
WeChat 微(wēi) means micro and 信(xìn) means message.
Nǐ yǒu Wēixìn ma? 你有微信吗？
Do you have WeChat?
Wǒ néng jiā nǐ wēixìn ma? 我能加你微信吗？
Literally means could I add you on WeChat?
You can add me by scanning my QR code
二维码(èrwéimǎ) QR code (quick response code)
You will hear this sentence a lot between new friends in China.
Wǒ sǎo nǐ háishi nǐ sǎo wǒ?
Should I scan you or you scan me?
You can also add someone by searching their Wechat ID or phone number.
Sōu wǒ de shōujīhào/wēixìn hào ba.
Send a message:
发(fā) to send
发消息 send a message
For wechat, you can also send me a voice message
Fā yǔyīn xiāoxi
发语音消息 send a voice message
And right now in China, wechat pay is also widely used.
微信支付 WeChat Pay
You can make the payment to a store or online store by simply scan the QR code.
扫码支付 scan the QR code and pay
Article published by Angela Chen of BLCU.
Beijing Language and Culture University is China’s No.1 Chinese Learning University for Foreigners. Based in Beijing BLCU teaches thousands of international students each year.
As an international university, BLCU’s vision for the past 40 years has been to “popularize Chinese language and promote Chinese culture.” BLCU also undertakes the tasks of teaching foreign languages, computer science, and technology, finance, and accountancy to Chinese students.