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Phrases for Meeting People

Quick Lesson Tips: Chinese has four basic tones. Initally, do not worrry about them. Learn your vocabulary first. Once you learn the words, go back and practice with the tones.

Common Phrases for Meeting People

hello:  nínhăo  (neen-how)

good bye:  zàijiàn  (zi-jee-ahn)

good morning:  nín zăo  (neen)(zow)

good night:  wăn ān  (wahn)(an)

please:  qíng  (cheeng)

thank you:  xièxie  (ssee-eh-ssee-eh)

you’re welcome:  bú xiè  (boo)(ssee-eh)

How are you?  Nĭ hăo ma?  (nee)(how)(mah)

Well, thank you.  Hăo xièxie  (how)(ssee-eh-ssee-eh)

Learn to Count to 10

Quick Lesson Tips: Chinese has four basic tones. Initally, do not worrry about them. Learn your vocabulary first. Once you learn the words, go back and practice with the tones.

Zero:  líng  (leeng)

One: 
yī  (yee)

Two: 
èr  (ur)

Three: 
sān  (sahn)

Four: 
sí  (sih)

Five: 
wǔ  (woo)

Six:
liù  (lee-oo)

Seven:
qī  (chee)

Eight: 
bā  (bah)

Nine: 
jiǔ  (jee-oo)

Ten: 
shí  (shr)