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How Do You Say “How are You” in Chinese?

How do you say “How are You” in Chinese? Let’s learn it together.

Chinese greetings - How are you
Chinese Greetings

Nǐ hǎo ma?


How are you?

This way of greeting is from dictionaries and textbooks, but in real life, Chinese people don’t greet each other with this sentence.

How do NATIVE Chinese greet each other? Here are four ways.

Nǐ hǎo!

1. 你好!

Hi, hope you are doing well. (For strangers, acquaintances, and friends)

Zǎo! / Zǎo shàng hǎo!

2. 早!/早上好!

Morning!/ Good morning! (For acquaintances and friends)

(Nǐ) chī fàn le ma?

3. (你)吃饭了吗?

Have you eaten your meal?

Chinese people use it for family members, acquaintances, such as colleagues, neighbors.

Chū qù ā? / Shàng bān ā?

4. 出去啊?/ 上班啊?

Going out, huh?/ Going to work, huh?

Chinese native speakers use it to greet acquaintances.

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