“You are very considerate”

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Chinese character: 你
Chinese character: 很
Chinese character: 體Simplified Chinese: 体
Chinese character: 貼Simplified Chinese: 贴

體貼 (tǐtiē) means to show every consideration, be considerate, thoughtful, attentive.

If you tripped and fell and a stranger helped you up, don’t tell him, “你很體貼” (Nǐ hěn tǐtiē). The more appropriate use is, for example, when your boyfriend or husband volunteers to help you carry your bags and offers to give you a shoulder massage to relieve your stress. Then you can say: 你很體貼 (Nǐ hěn tǐtiē)!