- 1 What are the greetings in China?
- 2 How do you say nice to meet you?
- 3 How do you greet a stranger in Chinese?
- 4 How do you express love in Chinese?
- 5 Why do Chinese bow instead of shake hands?
- 6 What should I avoid in China?
- 7 What to say instead of nice to know you?
- 8 How do you greet someone for the first time?
- 9 How do you say a good meeting?
- 10 What do Chinese give as gifts?
- 11 What are 4 greetings in Spanish?
- 12 How do you say goodbye in Beijing?
- 13 What does 520 mean in a text?
What are the greetings in China?
12 Common Ways to Say “Hi” in Chinese
- 你好 | Nĭhǎo | Hello!
- 您好 | Nínhǎo | Hello (polite)
- 大家好 | Dàjiā hǎo | Hello everybody!
- 老师好 | Lǎoshī hǎo | Hello, teacher!
- 下午好 | Xiàwǔhǎo | Good afternoon!
- 晚上好 | Wǎnshànghǎo | Good evening!
- 早 | Zǎo | Good morning (informal)
- 喂 | Wéi | Hello (used when answering the phone)
How do you say nice to meet you?
5 “Nice to meet you” or a variation.
- It’s great connecting with you.
- Pleased to meet you.
- Lovely to meet you.
- How do you do? (Formal. Especially in Britain)
- Delighted to make your acquaintance. (Very formal)
How do you greet a stranger in Chinese?
- Handshakes are the standard, casual greeting.
- In formal situations, people bow slightly or nod politely to greet one another formally.
- If seated, the Chinese will stand up out of respect when they are introduced to someone.
- Always greet those that are older than you first.
How do you express love in Chinese?
Here’s your quick checklist of phrases to say “I love you” in Chinese:
- Love: 爱 (ài)
- I love you: 我爱你 (wǒ ài nǐ)
- I like you (romantically): 我喜欢你 (wǒ xǐhuan nǐ)
- I miss you: 我想你 (wǒ xiǎng nǐ)
- You’re beautiful: 你很美丽。
- You’re handsome: 你好帅！
- “I love u” (Chinese text slang) – 520 (五二零, wǔ’èr líng)
Why do Chinese bow instead of shake hands?
In China, and Vietnam, shaking hands or a slight bow have become more popular than a full bow. However, bowing is not reserved only for greetings; it can also be used as a gesture of respect, with different bows used for apologies and gratitude. Very formal bows are deeper.
What should I avoid in China?
Top 12 Things Not to Do in China
- Don’t drink tap water in China.
- Don’t trust a stranger that will take you to a teahouse or a show.
- Don’t make someone lose face.
- Don’t visit a Chinese person’s home without a gift.
- Don’t leave your chopsticks vertically in your food.
- Don’t use one hand to give or receive things.
What to say instead of nice to know you?
Formal and Informal:
- 1) It’s very nice to meet you.
- 2) Nice to meet you too.
- 3) Lovely to meet you.
- 4) It’s great connecting with you.
- 5) I’ve heard great things about you.
How do you greet someone for the first time?
There are many other options, but here are six of the most common formal ways to say “hello”:
- “Good morning.”
- “Good afternoon.”
- “Good evening.”
- “It’s nice to meet you.”
- “It’s a pleasure to meet you.” (These last two only work when you are meeting someone for the first time.)
- “ Hi!” (
- “ Morning!” (
How do you say a good meeting?
Leading a meeting in English
- “Good morning / afternoon”
- “Let’s begin”
- “I’d like to welcome everyone”
- “Since everyone is here, let’s get started”
- “I’d like to thank everyone for coming today”
What do Chinese give as gifts?
List of Good Gifts you Can Present to Chinese
- Home Specialties.
- Local Wine & Cigars.
- Kitchen Gadgets.
- Exotic Coffee.
- Tea: Flower tea or fruit tea.
- Engraved Pens.
- A Banquet.
What are 4 greetings in Spanish?
Here are the most common greetings in Spanish:
- Hola – Hello.
- Buenas – Hi (informal)
- Buenos días – Good morning.
- Buen día – Good morning (less common, used in Argentina)
- Buenas tardes – Good afternoon.
- Buenas noches – Good evening.
- Bienvenido – Welcome.
How do you say goodbye in Beijing?
There are also many ways to say goodbye. zàijiàn. (Goodbye.) míngtiān jiàn.
What does 520 mean in a text?
520 – ” I love you “. 520 (pinyin: wǔ’èrlíng) represents 我爱你 (pinyin: wǒ ài nǐ). 555 “(crying)”.