Hello in Chinese

A lot of people know “你好“ (nǐ hǎo) as a greeting phrase in Chinese. I myself have been greeted many times in the street in Europe. Like “hello”, “你好“ (nǐ hǎo) is probably the most popular Chinese phrase known and used by foreigners. However, do you know, actually there are a couple more greeting phrases in Chinese? Depending on the situation, different phrases should be used. Here I want to list some: --你好(nǐ hǎo) — Hello. It is used in informal situations. It is used when addressing to one person. When used, no response is expected. --您好(nǐn hǎo) —...

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