Basic greeting phrases

Hello, all. Below you have some greetings in Chinese. Listen to the podcast to hear how they are pronounced. If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to ask me.

你好        nǐhǎo  (Hello).

我很好 wǒ hěn hǎo  (I am good).

你好吗      nǐhǎo ma?  (How are you?)

还行吧      hái xíng ba (Still just so so).

 还不错 hái bú cuò (Still not bad).

你在干什么   nǐ zài gàn  shén  me?  (What are you doing?)

什么– shén me?

干—gàn (do)


In the example below you have quite a long sentence: ‘I come from Malaysia’ but quite a lot of it consists of the country’s name – Malaysia: mǎ lái xī yà

我在—wǒ zài (I am doing in/at) 

我来自马来西亚  wǒ lái zì mǎ lái xī yà (I am from Malaysia).


When you introduce yourself, you can simply say wǒ jiào  + your name like in the example below. Or you can choose a slightly longer version: wǒ de míng zì jiào. It’s up to you, if you want to challenge yourself.

 我叫 Mala  wǒ jiào  (I am called Mala)

我的名字叫 Mala  wǒ de míng zì jiào Mala  (My name is called Mala).

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