Greetings in Chinese

Different countries have different ways of greeting people, China is no exception. Before your next trip to China, we highly recommend learning the basic ways chinese people greet others. Chinese can be a challenging language, and it takes time to master. However, learning to greet people in Chinese is a great way to prepare for your next trip and establish a base to build on as you start learning the Chinese language. Click on any of the blue buttons below to hear a Chinese greeting, then repeat the phrase out load.
English
Chinese (Mandarin)
Hello
你 好 (simplified)
你 好 (traditional)
Nĭ hăo! (pinyin)
Good morning!
上午好
上午好
Shàngwǔ hǎo
Good afternoon!
下午好
下午好
Xiàwǔ hǎo
Good evening!
晚上好
晚上好
Wǎnshang hǎo
Good night!
晚安
晚安
Wǎn'ān
How are you?
你好吗
你好嗎
Nǐ hǎo ma?
I'm fine, thank you.
我很好,谢谢
我很好,謝謝
Wǒ hěn hǎo,xiè xiè
Nice to meet you.
很高兴见到你
很高興見到你
Hěn gāoxìng jiàn dào nǐ
Nice to meet you too
也很高兴见到你
也很高興見到你
Yě hěn gāoxìng jiàn dào nǐ
What is your name?
你叫什么名字
你叫什麼名字
Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì?
My name is ________.
我的名字是
我的名字是
Wǒ de míngzì shì ______.
How is your family?
家人都好吧
家人都好吧
Jia ren dou hao ba
Where are you from?
你是从哪里来的
你是從哪裡來的
Nǐ shì cóng nǎlǐ lái de
I'm from _____.
我是从_______来的
我是從 _______ 來的
Wǒ shì cóng ______ lái de
Welcome.
欢迎
歡迎
Huānyíng
It's an honor to meet you.
认识你真荣幸
認識你真榮幸
Rènshi nǐ zhēn róngxìng
This is my ______. (Introduction)
这是我的 _______
這是我的 _______
Zhè shì wǒ de ________.
This is my father
这是我爸爸
這是我爸爸
Zhè shì wǒ bàba
This is my mother
这是我妈妈
這是我媽媽
Zhè shì wǒ māma
This is my son
这是我儿子
這是我兒子
Zhè shì wǒ érzi
See you tomorrow
明天見
明天見
Míngtien jien
See you later
回头见
回頭見
Huí tóu jiàn
See you soon
再见
再見
Zàijiàn
Take care
多保重
多保重
Duō bǎo zhòng