Saying hello in Chinese
Do you thing saying Hello in Chinese is hard? Well, you might be surprised to know that there are multiple .expressions used to say hello in Chinese. in this unit the main focus is to learn how to start greeting in Chines in different situations based on the time.
to understand different phrases to say hello in Chinese first watch this video
你好! (nǐ hǎo) – “Hello”
In Chinese language or Manderine on of the mostly used phrases which majority of people use in their conversation is 你好 nǐ hǎo which means Hello in Chinese but let’s understand the meaning word by word the chinese word 你 nǐ is the informal form of “you” and the second word 你好 hǎo normally used when a person want to greet friends or acquaintances.
大家好 | Dàjiā hǎo | Hello everybody!
second way to greet a group of people in Chinese is Dàjiā hǎo literally means hello everybody in English. this phrase made of two phrases which the first part Dàjiā means every body and the second word hǎo means good in English so it can be translated to English as hello every body. now you know How to say hello in Chinese
the following phrases are used based on the time over a day
早上好 (zǎoshang hǎo) – “Good morning”
when you meet a Chinese friend in the morning and you want to stat greeting, this phrase
早上好 (zǎoshang hǎo) means Good morning is a key. the word 早上 zǎoshang which appears firstly in Chinese means early morning and the second Chinese character 好 hǎo means good.
下午好 (xiàwǔ hǎo) – “Good afternoon”
Imagine you meet your Chinese friend in the evening and you want to say good afternoon in this case you can use this phrase, 下午好 (xiàwǔ hǎo) which the first part 下午 xiàwǔ means afternoon and it’s added to the character 好 hǎo good, to create good afternoon.
晚上好 (wǎnshàng hǎo) – “Good evening”
If you meet a friend in the evening you can use 晚上好 (wǎnshàng hǎo) which means good evening in Chinese
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