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Explanation: The three characters consist of two components: xie xie means "thanks, to thank," and ni means "you." It is a complete and faithful translation of "thank you."
(1)in conversation the Chinese usually omit the word "you" which is understood. Only "xie xie" suffices.
(2) in writing, "thanks" or "to thank" may also be translated into "gan xie" or "gan ji" and other character combinations which add some variety toan expression so often used and repeated. The word "you" -- ni -- are sometimes affixed, sometimes omitted.
Francis Fine United States Local time: 23:13 Native speaker of: Chinese, English PRO pts in pair: 72