004 How Are You?

Learn to properly greet people in fluent Chinese! Do you know that when you pose the sentence “hello” in question form, it actually means “how are you” in Chinese?

“nǐ hǎo, 你好” means “hello”, or literally translates to “you are well”

“nǐ hǎo ma, 你好嗎? / 你好吗?” means “how are you?”

In this episode, ShaoLan shares with special guest Josh the drummer from Transition band the secret to pronouncing a perfect “hello” in Chinese.

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How are you?
你好嗎? / 你好吗?
nǐ hǎo ma
nǐ hǎo
a spoken question mark
嗎? / 吗?

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