If you don’t buy, you’ll regret it – Beginner Chinese

There are a lot of things to regret in life and, depending on your priorities, missing out on a pair of shoes might just be one of them. The following sign is from a street market in southern Taiwan:

"regret" in Chinese


English: not; no; (negative)


Pinyin: mǎi
English: to buy


Pinyin: hòu huǐ
English: to regret

The sign above states:



bù mǎi hòu huǐ

If you don’t buy, you will regret it

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  • Kian

    haha, very good 🙂