3 years ago
acrossthesea
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"Hello" ( 你好)
So, you've made the decision to learn Chinese. Well done- it's the first step of many! Now the hard part begins - you actually have to learn it! One of the first things you'll need to learn is how to say 'Hello'. In Chinese, 'hello' is ‘你好' and is pronounced 'nǐ hǎo'. This common greeting can be used at any time of the day. *NOTE : In Chinese, when two third tones characters are next to each other, the first character takes on the second tone so 你好 is actually pronounced 'níhǎo'! It is a composite of the characters 你 nǐ which means 'you' and 好 hǎo which means 'good'. So, literally, the phrase means 'you good'.
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@acrossthesea great! I have heard how difficult tones are, so having some idea about how and where to learn them would be great
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@acrossthesea Us older folk do get curious...hah! Thank you, I'll do that.
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@onesmile Here's the article for the tones - I hope you find it useful, let me know what you think http://www.vingle.net/posts/390961-Tones-in-Mandarin-Chinese
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@greggr If you have any questions, be sure to get in touch!
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@acrossthesea sweet, I'll check it out now!
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