Most of us already know 你好 (nǐ hǎo). But what are some other ways of saying Hello in Chinese? Use one of the following rather than saying 你好 (nǐ hǎo) and you will definitely make some Chinese friends.
大家好(dàjiā hǎo) : Hello everyone
你好吗? (nǐ hǎo ma?) : How are you?
怎么样? (zěnme yàng) : How is it going?
好久不见 (hǎo jiǔ bù jiàn) : Long time no see
The following are also commonly used:
你身体好吗? (nǐ shēntǐ hǎo ma?) : How is your health? /How are you?
你吃过了吗? (nǐ chī guò le ma?) : Have you eaten yet?
And how do you respond to these questions? Well, you could always just reply 你好 (nǐ hǎo), but below are few possible responses which will make people believe that you know Chinese.
很好 (hěn hǎo) : Good
非常好 (fēicháng hǎo) : Very good
不错 (bùcuò) : Not bad
还好 (hái hǎo) : OK
And my personal favorite:
马马虎虎 (mǎmǎhǔhǔ) : so-so
Next time you have to say Hello in Chinese, don’t just say 你好. Try one of the above and make a good impression.