Thursday, 21 November 2019, 06:47

Beginners Mandarin 1 - Greeting

First meeting

  • 你好!很高兴认识你!
    Nǐhǎo! Hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ!
    Hello! Nice to meet you!
    Listen:

  • 你好!很高兴见到你!
    Nǐhǎo! Hěn gāoxìng jiàndào nǐ!
    Hello! Glad to see you!
    Listen:

Everyday greeting

Meeting people everyday

  • 吃了吗?
    Chī le ma?
    Have you had your meal? (between acquaintances before or after the meal)
    Listen:

  • 出去啊?
    Chū qu a?
    Are you going out? (between acquaintances, when the person addressed is going out)
    Listen:

  • 出去了?
    Chū qu le?
    You’ve been out, haven’t you? (between acquaintaces, when the person addressed has just come back)
    Listen:

Meeting after not seeing each other for some time

  • 好久不见,最近怎么样?
    Hǎojiǔ bú jiàn, zuìjìn zěnmeyàng?
    Long time no see. How are you doing?
    Listen:

  • 好久不见,最近忙什么呢?
    Hǎojiǔ bú jiàn, zuìjìn máng shénme ne?
    It’s a long time since we met. What are you up to recently?
    Listen:

  • 近来身体好吗?
    Jìnlái shēntǐ hǎo ma?
    How is your health lately?
    Listen:

  • 近来工作顺利吗?
    Jìnlái gōngzuò shùnlì ma?
    How are you getting along with your work recently?
    Listen:

Greeting to and from the third party

  • 请代我向你父母问好。
    Qǐng dài wǒ xiàng nǐ fùmǔ wènhǎo.
    Please say hello to your parents.
    Listen:

  • 请代我问候他们。
    Qǐng dài wǒ wènhòu tāmen.
    Please say hi to them.
    Listen:

  • ......向你问好。
    ......xiàng nǐ wènhǎo.
    …wished to say hello to you.
    Listen:

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