Lesson 5


Hello

Dialogue 1

Used with friends or as a less formal greeting (using Nǐ ):

Nǐ hǎo
“Hello, how are you?” 
你好
 
Nǐ hǎo
“Hello, how are you?”  (response)
你好

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Dialogue 2

The more correct greeting when respect or politness is required (Using Nín):

Nín hǎo wáng xiǎo jiě.
“Hello (formal you), Ms.Wang”.  
您好,王小姐
 
Nín hǎo, lǐ xiān  sheng.
“Hello (formal you), Mr. Li”.
您好,李先生

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Vocabulary

you (informal)
nín you (formal, polite)
hǎo good, nice, fine, well
wáng a surname
a surname
xiǎo jiě Miss or Ms, young unmarried woman 小姐
xiān sheng (preceded by a surname ) Mr. 先生

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