Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 199
Today's Chinese characters:
This is step 4 of 5 of our review process. All characters are ordered according to their radicals. Below you find the interesting "The Meaning Of" and "How To" tables!
Description and Examples
The meaning of: 你好！
It means "Hi!", "How do you do?", "Hello!" It is an everyday greeting and is used at any time, on any occasion and by a person of any social status. The reply should also be "你
The meaning of: 您
It is a respectful form of the second person pronoun 你
The meaning of: 你早！
It is an everyday greeting that is used when people meet each other in the early morning (till 9 a.m.).
The meaning of: 明早见！
The meaning of: 不太好 and 太不好
Note the different degree of goodness - or badness - that is expressed by the following phrases:
The meaning of: 您贵姓？
This is a respectful and polite way of asking the name of a person.
ATTENTION: The answer is never "我
The meaning of: 他姓什么？
How to say: The two of you
How to say: How are you?
literally: You good吗
Anyway, please be careful, because its usage actually differs from the English greeting "How are you?" While the English "How are you?" is also an everyday greeting, in Chinese you should ask 你
How to say: Yes or No
Maybe you've already read that one of the meaning of 是
The most common way of simply and politely answering yes in Chinese is by repeating the main element (verb or adjective) of the question's predicate, or its negative form if you want to answer no.
answer 1: 认识
How to say: How are you? - Part 2
How to write and read a year
Simply write the number followed by 年
All the following examples are correct:
The following example is wrong:
ATTENTION: Cannot read 二
How to write and read a month
Simply write the corresponding number (from 1 to 12) followed by 月
How to write and read a day
Learn by heart the very common expressions just reviewed.
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