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Words: Common phrases

  1. Greetings
  2. Condition
  3. Thanks
  4. Apology

Greetings

你好Nǐ hǎoHello
您好Nín hǎoHello (formal)
你们好Nǐmen hǎoHello (plural)
早上好Zǎoshang hǎoGood morning
早安Zǎo'ānGood morning
你早Nǐ zǎo 话Good morning
晚上好Wǎnshang hǎoGood evening
晚安Wǎn'ānGood night
再见ZàijiànGood bye / See you
再会ZàihuìGood bye / See you
拜拜Báibái ​话Bye-bye
一会儿见Yīhuìr jiànSee you soon
明天见Míngtiān jiànSee you tomorrow
好久不见Hǎo jiǔ bù jiànLong time not seen

Condition

你好吗?Nǐ hǎo ma? 文How are you?
您好吗?Nín hǎo ma? 文How are you? (formal)
你最近怎样?Nǐ zuìjìn zěnyàng?How are you?
你的身体怎么样?Nǐ de shēntǐ zěnmeyàng?How are you?
你怎么了?Nǐ zěnme le?What's the matter?
挺好Tǐng hǎoVery good
很好Hěn hǎoI am fine
还好Hái hǎoNot bad
还行Hái xíngNot bad
一般般YìbānbānAs usual
老样子LǎoyàngziAs usual
不怎么好Bù zěnme hǎoNot too good

Thanks

谢谢Xièxie (nǐ)Thank you
非常感谢Fēicháng gǎnxièThank you very much
不客气BúkèqiYou are welcome (Don't be polite)
不用谢BúyòngxièYou are welcome (No need to thank)

Apology

劳驾LáojiàExcuse me
对不起DuìbuqǐSorry / Excuse me
不好意思Bù hǎo yìsi 话Sorry
我很抱歉Wǒ hěn bàoqiànI am very sorry
没关系MéiguānxiIt doesn't matter
没事MéishìIt's nothing / Never mind
没关系MéiguānxiIt doesn't matter (It's nothing)