Learning Chinese – How to Say Awesome

Learning Chinese Word “lì hài”

Simplified : 厉害 / Traditional: 厲害

Lì hài (厉害 / 厲害) means awesome when used to describe your actions. As a foreigner in China, you will usually given this compliment speaking Chinese.

In the dictionary is mean formidable, inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable: “a formidable opponent”. However, in now and days, Chinese people will use this word to say awesome.

Learning Chinese, speaking Chinese or learning Chinese culture will receive the compliment, lì hài (厉害 / 厲害) from a local Chinese person. You can use this word to tell someone that they are awesome when they are doing something great.