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How To Greet People In Mandarin Chinese

Today you'll learn the most common Chinese phrases such as greetings and wishing people well.

Greeting and other phrases

EnglishChinese CharactersPinyin
Hi!嗨! Hāi!
Good morning!早上好! Zǎoshang hǎo!
Good evening!晚上好! Wǎnshàng hǎo!
How are you?歡迎! Nǐ hǎo ma?
I'm fine, thanks!你好嗎? Wǒ hěn hǎo, xièxiè!
And you?我很好,謝謝! Nǐ ne?
Hey! Friend!嘿!朋友! Hēi! Péngyǒu!
What's new? 有什麼新東西? Yǒu shé me xīn dōngxi?
See you later!再見! Zàijiàn!
Welcome!歡迎! Zàijiàn!
Good bye!再見! Huānyíng!

Chinese phrases to wish someone well

EnglishChinese CharactersPinyin
Good luck!祝你好運! Zhù nǐ hǎoyùn!
Happy birthday!祝你生日快樂! Zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè!
Happy new year!新年快樂! Xīnnián kuàilè!
Merry Christmas!聖誕快樂! Shèngdàn kuàilè!
Congratulations!恭喜! Gōngxǐ!
Enjoy! (for meals...)盡情享受吧! (吃飯...) Jìnqíng xiǎngshòu ba! (Chīfàn...)
I'd like to visit China one day我想訪問中國一天 Wǒ xiǎng fǎngwèn zhōngguó yītiān
Say hi to John for me說你好,約翰對我來說 Shuō nǐ hǎo, yuēhàn duì wǒ lái shuō
Bless you (when sneezing)上帝保佑你(當打噴嚏) Shàngdì bǎoyòu nǐ (dāng dǎ pēntì)
Good night and sweet dreams!晚安,好夢! Wǎnān, hǎo mèng!

Author: Zoe Mei
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