Learning : Hello How Are You
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Abstract : What is the first thing you'd say when you meet someone? Simple! Just “Hello” and “How are you?” will do. So we'll start from here.

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Hello. How are you?

你好。你好吗?

Nǐ hǎo. nǐ hǎo ma?

you

hǎo

good

nǐ hǎo

你好

hello

ma

question word

nǐ hǎo ma

你好吗

how are you

 

SCRIPT

Hello everyone. Welcome to Bennysland. This is Benny, your Mandarin teacher. In today's micro-class
we will learn a very useful word and phrase which is

 

Hello and how are you?”

In Chinese, we say,
“Nǐ hǎo ?”
“Nǐ hǎo ma?”

 

Nǐ hǎo ?”
“Nǐ hǎo ma
?”

 

You” is “nǐ.”

 

Hǎo” is “good.”

 

Nǐ hǎo” is “hello.”

 

While “ma” is a question word. We put it at the end of the sentence to make it a question.

So “how are you” in Chinese is “nǐ hǎo ma?” “nǐ hǎo ma”?


Alright guys, did you get it? Come with me, let's see how we use it.

 

SCENE 1:

B: Hi Zoe.
A: Hi Benny.
Nǐ hǎo.

B: Nǐ hǎo ma? Zoe.

A: Wǒ hěn hǎo.

B: OK.

 

 

SCENE 2:

B: Hi Zoe.
A: Hi Benny.
Nǐ hǎo.

B: Nǐ hǎo ma? Zoe.

A: Wǒ hěn hǎo.

B: OK.

 

 

 

SCENE 3:

B: Hi Zoe.
A: Hi Benny.
Nǐ hǎo.

B: Nǐ hǎo ma? Zoe.

A: Wǒ hěn hǎo.

B: OK.

 

 

It's easy as ABC!

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