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Chinese (Mandarin)Greetings

, like in many European languages, is the polite form of you, used when addressing elders, or teachers etc.

is the variant character form that is gaining popularity in ROC.

; Literally Peace at night, Good night.

: Literally [well] hello again. Usually used in Shanghai or other parts of China, and sometimes used at the end of TV programs.

: seldom used in the Mainland. Mostly used in the Republic of China and the rest of the Chinese speaking world.

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; An extremely polite greeting that is not commonly used between friends, but rather between professionals meeting for the first time.

; The standard hello greeting. Literally means you good.

; The same hello greeting as above, except that

; From English Bye-Bye. Widely used in Hong Kong, Taiwan (ROC) and most urbanised parts of mainland China.

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; More often used following a greeting than not, however, this can be used as a How are you?.

; This greeting should be reserved for use towards those whom you have

; usually used in Beijing or written Chinese.

Chinese, like all languages, has its own set of unique greetings which may be seemingly strange to learners of the language (this is particularly true if the two cultures are vastly different). Below, you will find commonly-used Mandarin greetings and farewells, along with correspondingpinyinpronunciations.

above, again, except that this is used as a more polite form.

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respect for. Literal translation: Your name is famous / I have heard much about you

Seldom used in the Republic of China and in the Chinese speaking world.

: roughly equivalent to see you soon, used in northern China.


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