thank you! but you are late


Canada, English
Hi everyone,

here's the context. a friend wishes me a happy belated birthday so i want to say "thank you!! but you are late (i'm saying this jokingly)"

heres my try:

謝謝. 但你遲到

does this sound right?
thanks a lot
  • SuperXW

    Senior Member
    It's understandable but not natural. In a natural way we say something like 謝謝。不過你遲了。
    A 了 should be added at the end to finish of the statement.


    Senior Member
    more, “但你遲到” makes no sense. because the sujet is not "你". It's “your wish". So you should say "但你的祝福遲到了". And the “了” fonctions as the past tense in english.
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