How to Argue in Chinese: 25 Useful Expressions

How to argue in Chinese

While attending your Chinese Classes you will learn how to meet and greet people, how to introduce yourself and how to invite someone to an event or for dinner. If you are lucky some of your teachers might also teach you one or two “naughty words” in Mandarin, but will you ever learn how to handle a verbal fight or how to argue in Chinese?

Well, you will now be familiar with our 25 useful expressions! We’ll teach you how to argue and curse in Chinese to a basic level.

Before we start let’s make clear that, just like every beauty queen does, all we really want is world peace. Unfortunately, not only love but also rudeness is all around us. Therefore, one day you might need to use one of the following rhetorical questions to express your sharp criticism of someone because of his behaviour or actions. Let’s dive in and get you ready for any potential future disagreement!

你看什么看?
Nǐ kàn shénme kàn
What are you looking at?!

你怎么回事
Nǐ zěnme huí shì
What’s wrong with you?!

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没长眼啊
méi zhǎng yǎn a
Are you blind or something?!

你疯了吗?
Nǐ fēngle ma
Are you crazy?

你以为你是谁?
Nǐ yǐwéi nǐ shì shéi
Who do you think you are?!

你以为你在跟谁说话?
Nǐ yǐwéi nǐ zài gēn shéi shuōhuà
Who do you think you’re talking to?!

你的脑子进水啊?
Nǐ de nǎozi jìn shuǐ a
Are you out of your mind??!

你有病啊?
Nǐ yǒu bìng a
Are you nuts?!

Learn how to argue in Chinese!

Learn how to argue in Chinese!

And now it’s time to learn some slightly more stinging statements. Strap in:

别烦我!
Bié fán wǒ
Don’t bother me

关你屁事!
Guān nǐ pì shì
It is none of your goddamned business!

别那样和我说话!
Bié nàyàng hé wǒ shuōhuà
Don’t talk to me like that!

别跟我胡扯!
Bié gēn wǒ húchě
Don’t give me your sh*t

别找接口!
bié zhǎo jiēkǒu
Don’t give me your excuses!

从我面前消失!
Cóng wǒ miànqián xiāoshī
Get out of my face!

那是你的问题!
Nà shì nǐ de wèntí
That’s your problem!

别再浪费我的时间了!
bié zài làngfèi wǒ de shíjiānle
Don’t waste my time!

Learn how to fight back in Chinese

Learn how to fight back in Chinese

我都腻了!
wǒ dū nìle
I’m sick of this!

闭嘴!
Bì zuǐ
Shut up!

Maybe you could also add some kind of insult to add a little bit of extra bite?

你真是一个废物!
Nǐ zhēnshi yīgè fèiwù
You’re just a good for nothing bum!

你是个混球!
nǐ shìgè húnqiú
You’re a douchebag!

你真让我恶心!
Nǐ zhēn ràng wǒ xīn
You make me sick!

 And finally, this is how you put an end to the matter…

我真后悔这辈子遇到你!
Wǒ zhēn hòuhuǐ zhè bèizi yù dào nǐ!
I wish I never met you before!

你会后悔的!
Nǐ huì hòuhuǐ de
You will regret this!

我不愿再见到你!
Wǒ bù yuàn zàijiàn dào nǐ!
I never want to see your face again!

滚开!
Gǔn kāi!
Get lost!

China is a friendly country so hopefully they'll be more love and hate!

China is a friendly country so hopefully they’ll be more love and hate!

With the hope that you will only use these sentences while kidding with your friends, I leave you with the most famous pacifist slogan in Chinese….

要爱,不要战争
Yào ài, bùyào zhànzhēng
Make love, not war!

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