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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)
你们好你們好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
再见再見ZàijiànGood bye / See you
再会再會ZàihuìGood bye / See you
拜拜Báibái ​话Bye-bye
一会儿见一會兒見Yīhuìr jiànSee you soon
明天见明天見Míngtiān jiànSee you tomorrow
好久不见好久不見Hǎo jiǔ bù jiànLong time not seen

Condition

你好吗?你好嗎?Nǐ hǎo ma? 文How are you?
您好吗?您好嗎?Nín hǎo ma? 文How are you? (formal)
你最近怎样?你最近怎樣?Nǐ zuìjìn zěnyàng?How are you?
你的身体怎么样?你的身體怎么樣?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
还好還好Hái hǎoNot bad
还行還行Hái xíngNot bad
一般般YìbānbānAs usual
老样子老樣子LǎoyàngziAs usual
不怎么好不怎麼好Bù zěnme hǎoNot too good

Thanks

谢谢謝謝Xièxie (nǐ)Thank you
非常感谢非常感謝Fēicháng gǎnxièThank you very much
不客气不客氣BúkèqiYou are welcome (Don't be polite)
不用谢不用謝BúyòngxièYou are welcome (No need to thank)

Apology

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