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Words: Common phrases

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

Greetings

你好Ni³ hao³Hello
您好Nin² hao³Hello (formal)
你们好Ni³ men hao³Hello (plural)
早上好Zao³ shang hao³Good morning
早安Zao³ an¹Good morning
你早Ni³ zao³ 话Good morning
晚上好Wan³ shang hao³Good evening
晚安Wan³ an¹Good night
再见Zai⁴ jian⁴Good bye / See you
再会Zai⁴ hui⁴Good bye / See you
拜拜Bai² bai² Bye-bye
一会儿见Yi¹ huir⁴ jian⁴See you soon
明天见Ming² tian¹ jian⁴See you tomorrow
好久不见Hao³ jiu³ bu⁴ jian⁴Long time not seen

Condition

你好吗?Ni³ hao³ ma? 文How are you?
您好吗?Nin² hao³ ma? 文How are you? (formal)
你最近怎样?Ni³ zui⁴ jin⁴ zen³ yang⁴?How are you?
你的身体怎么样?Ni³ de shen¹ ti³ zen³ me yang⁴?How are you?
你怎么了?Ni³ zen³ me le?What's the matter?
挺好Ting³ hao³Very good
很好Hen³ hao³I am fine
还好Hai² hao³Not bad
还行Hai² xing²Not bad
一般般Yi⁴ ban¹ ban¹As usual
老样子Lao³ yang⁴ ziAs usual
不怎么好Bu⁴ zen³ me hao³Not too good

Thanks

谢谢Xie⁴ xie (ni³)Thank you
非常感谢Fei¹ chang² gan³ xie⁴Thank you very much
不客气Bu² ke⁴ qiYou are welcome (Don't be polite)
不用谢Bu² yong⁴ xie⁴You are welcome (No need to thank)

Apology

劳驾Lao² jia⁴Excuse me
对不起Dui⁴ bu qi³Sorry / Excuse me
不好意思Bu⁴ hao³ yi⁴ si 话Sorry
我很抱歉Wo³ hen³ bao⁴ qian⁴I am very sorry
没关系Mei² guan¹ xiIt doesn't matter
没事Mei² shi⁴It's nothing / Never mind
没关系Mei² guan¹ xiIt doesn't matter (It's nothing)