Mandarin Phrases & Expressions

Greetings

1. Hello / Hi! - Nǐ hǎo. (你好)

2. Good morning / Good afternoon / Good evening. – Zǎo an / Wǔ an / Wǎn an. (早安 / 午安 / 晚安)

3. Good night. – Wǎn ān. (晚安)


4. How are you? – Nǐ hǎo ma? (你好嗎?)


5. Fine, thanks. And you? – Hěn hǎo, xiè xiè, nǐ ne? (很好,謝謝, 你呢?)


6. I'm fine, too. – Wǒ yě hěn hǎo. (我也很好)


7. Hi, Joe. Long time no see! – Joe, nǐ hǎo. Hǎo jiǔ bù jiàn! (Joe 你好, 好久不見!)


8. Lee! What a surprise. It’s nice to see you again. – Lee! Zhēn shi yì wài, hěn gāo xìng néng zài jiàn dào nǐ.
   (Lee! 真是意外, 很高興能再見到你)

9. How have you been? – Nǐ guò de rú hé? (你過得如何?)

10. Not too bad, and you? – Hái kě yǐ. Nǐ ne? (還可以, 你呢?)

 

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