Conversation – Greeting I

 

Conversation 1
wèi hǎo
David : Hello, Mary!
                 
hǎo wèi
Mary : Hi, David!
                 

  

Conversation 2
         
wèi men hǎo ma          
David : How are you? (Mary and her friends)
                         
?
men dōu hěn hǎo hǎo ma
Mary : We are fine. How are you?
                         
         
wèi hěn hǎo            
David : I am fine, too.
                         

  

Notes
  1. We have learned “你好!”, which means “hello!” or “hi!”. It is an everyday greeting and can be used at any time, on any occasion and by a person of any social status. The reply should also be “你好”.
  2. “你好吗?” means “How are you?”. It is an everyday greeting which is used between acquaintances. A polite expression such as “我很好” can be used as a reply.
  3. : used after a personal pronoun or a noun referring to a person to form a plural.

  

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