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Daily Greetings in Chinese

Mandarin Phrases: Greetings- Hi Chinese

 

good morning in Chinese

Video Tutorials: Daily Greetings in Chinese

Daily Greetings

Learn simple phrases like zao an, wu an and wan an to greet people you meet.

They are the equivalents of 'good morning', 'good afternoon' and 'good evening' in Chinese.

The key characters in the phrases are hao or an. Hao means good, and an means peaceful.

You combine either of these words with descriptions for morning, afternoon and evening to form greeting phrases.

This is how it is don:

  1. zǎoshanghǎo 早上好, zǎo ān 早安- good morning

  2. xiàwǔhǎo 下午好, wǔ ān 午安- good afternoon

  3. wǎnshanghǎo 晚上好- good evening

  4. wǎn ān 晚安 - good night

 

Video Tutorials: Daily Greetings in Chinese

Daily Greetings

 

Wan an 晚安

Pay particular attention to the use of wǎnshanghǎo and wǎn ān. When you greet someone you meet at night, say 'wǎnshanghǎo', which means good evening. When you are leaving for the night, say, wǎn ān which means good night.

 

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