The Chinese word 请假 means “to ask for leave” or “to request time off”. It is commonly used in formal and informal settings to indicate that someone needs to take a break from work or school for personal reasons. When asking for leave, it is customary to provide a reason and to ask for permission from the appropriate authority. In Chinese culture, showing respect and courtesy towards superiors and colleagues is highly valued, so using the correct language and tone when requesting leave is important.
Verb: to ask for leave
|我要请假明天不来上班||wǒ yào qǐng jià míngtiān bù lái shàngbān||I need to take a day off tomorrow and won’t come to work|
|他因为生病要请假一周||tā yīnwèi shēngbìng yào qǐng jià yī zhōu||He needs to take a week off due to illness|
|她请假去参加了妹妹的婚礼||tā qǐng jià qù cānjiā le mèimei de hūnlǐ||She took a day off to attend her sister’s wedding|
|我想请假去旅游，能批准吗？||wǒ xiǎng qǐng jià qù lǚyóu, néng pīzhǔn ma?||I want to take some time off to travel, can it be approved?|
|明天有紧急会议，不能请假||míngtiān yǒu jǐnjí huìyì, bùnéng qǐng jià||There’s an urgent meeting tomorrow, I can’t take a day off|
|我已经请假了，不能再改变计划||wǒ yǐjīng qǐng jià le, bùnéng zài gǎibiàn jìhuà||I’ve already taken a day off, I can’t change the plan anymore|
|我想请假几天去照顾家人||wǒ xiǎng qǐng jià jǐ tiān qù zhàogù jiārén||I want to take a few days off to take care of my family|
请假 is part of HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1.