Greetings in Mandarin

China shopping street 340Greetings can help you strike up conversation with anyone and Chinese people will really appreciate your efforts to speak in their language. The following basic Mandarin greetings are very useful to know.

1. ( ni ) ( hao )
   Hello

2. ( zao上 ( shang ) ( hao )
   Good morning

3. ( xia ) ( wu ) ( hao )
    Good afternoon

4. ( wan )( shang ) ( hao )
    Good evening

5. ( wan安 ( an )
    Good night

6. ( zai ) 见 jian )
    Goodbye 

7. A: ( xie) 谢 ( xie )
   Thanks / Thank you

B: ( bu ) ( ke ) 气 ( qi ) / ( bu ) ( yong ) ( xie )
   You are welcome / That’s all right

8. A: ( dui ) 不 ( bu ) ( qi )
    I am sorry / sorry / excuse me

B. ( mei ) 关 ( guan ) ( xi )
   It doesn’t matter

9. ( qing ) 进 ( jin )
    Please come in

10. ( qing ) ( zuo )
    Please take a seat

 
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