What is a Mandarin greeting?
你好。 nǐ hǎo; The standard “hello” greeting. Literally means “you good.” nín hǎo; The same “hello” greeting as above, except that 您 (nín), like in many European languages, is the polite form of “you”, used when addressing elders, or teachers etc.
What are different ways to say hi?
synonyms for hello
- buenas noches.
- buenos dias.
- good day.
What do the Chinese say Namaste?
嗨 | Hāi | Hi! 嗨, or “hāi” in pīnyīn, is an informal greeting used by young people in urban areas to greet friends and other people around their age. It’s actually a loanword from English and is simply the Chinese form of the English greeting “hi.”
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 I learn Chinese?
How to Learn Chinese: My Top 6 Tips
- Listen to Mandarin as Often as Possible.
- Devote Time to Memorizing Characters.
- Recognize Patterns Rather than Rules.
- Read More than You Can Handle.
- Get the Rhythm of the Language to Master the Tones.
- Speak a lot and Don’t Second Guess Yourself.
How do you say hi in Taiwanese?
Taiwanese: Basic Survival Let’s start at the very beginning: Hello. You can greet the Taiwanese like a local by saying lí-hó (for one person) or lín-hó for more than one.
Does Ni Hao mean how are you?
“ How are you ” is the most common way to greet people in English, therefore it’s natural for an English speaker to ask a Chinese how to say “how are you?” Well, literally translating “how are you” into Chinese is “ni hao ma”.
What Ni hao ma means?
The Chinese phrase “ni hao ma” can be translated to mean “ How are you? ” in English. This is a Mandarin Chinese phrase that, if translated literally, means, “You good?” If you drop the “ma” at the end, it is then used as a way to say “hello” to a person.
What’s the difference between Ni Hao and Nin Hao?
You’d say ” nin hao” to someone older than yourself to show respect. “Ni hao” is slightly more familiar (and the more common one) but is not necessarily impolite.