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Greetings and Goodbyes in Chinese

If you intend on travelling to China you will need to learn some essential basic phrases. When doing this, there is no place better to start than with greetings and goodbyes. Below, explained in Chinese and English, are some of the most common ways to introduce your self and say farewell to the people you may meet.

English Pīn yīn
Hello nǐ hǎo
Hi hài
How are you nǐ hǎo ma
I’m good ,thanks wǒ hěn hǎo, xiè xie
And you? nǐ ne
My name is… wǒ de míng zi shì
What is your name? nǐ de míng zi shì?
Nice to meet you hěn gāo xìng jiàn dào nǐ
Nice to meet you too wǒ yě shì
Good Morning zǎo shang hǎo
Good afternoon xià wǔ hǎo
Good evening wǎn shang hǎo
Good night wǎn ān
Good bye zài jiàn
Bye bye bái bái
See you later huí tóu jiàn
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