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Saying Hello

打招呼
Dǎzhāohū

SAYING HELLO
Let's learn how to use "Hello" while speaking. 让我们学习如何在说话时使用“Hello”。
Ràng wǒmen xuéxí rúhé zài shuōhuà shí shǐyòng “Hello”.
Let's look at some ways to say hello. 让我们来看看打个招呼的方法。
Ràng wǒmen lái kàn kàn dǎ gè zhāohū de fāngfǎ.

FORMAL GREETINGS
First, let's practice using formal greetings. 首先,让我们练习使用正式的问候语。
Shǒuxiān, ràng wǒmen liànxí shǐyòng zhèngshì de wènhòu yǔ.
A formal greeting is used to sound more polite, especially with someone you 一个正式的问候语用于听起来更有礼貌,特别是对于你不太了解的人。
don't know too well. Yīgè zhèngshì de wènhòu yǔ yòng yú tīng qǐlái gèng yǒu lǐmào, tèbié shì duìyú nǐ bù
tài liǎojiě de rén.
Here are some examples of formal ways to say "Hello." 以下是一些说“你好”的正式方式的例子。
Yǐxià shì yīxiē shuō “nǐ hǎo” de zhèngshì fāngshì de lìzi.
Good morning, Ma'am. How are you? 女士,早上好。你好吗?
Nǚshì, zǎoshang hǎo. Nǐ hǎo ma?
Good afternoon, Ma'am. How are you? 女士,下午好。你好吗?
Nǚshì, xiàwǔ hǎo. Nǐ hǎo ma?
Good evening, Ma'am. How are you? 晚上好,女士。你好吗?
Wǎnshàng hǎo, nǚshì. Nǐ hǎo ma?
Good morning, Sir. How are you? 早上好先生。你好吗?
Zǎoshang hǎo xiānshēng. Nǐ hǎo ma?
Good afternoon, Sir. How are you? 先生,下午好。你好吗?
Xiānshēng, xiàwǔ hǎo. Nǐ hǎo ma?
Good evening, Sir. How are you? 先生,晚上好。你好吗?
Xiānshēng, wǎnshàng hǎo. Nǐ hǎo ma?
Let's try another greeting. 我们试试另一个问候语。
Wǒmen shì shì lìng yīgè wènhòu yǔ.
Hello, Sharon. How have you been? 你好,沙龙。你最近怎么样?
Nǐ hǎo, shālóng. Nǐ zuìjìn zěnme yàng?
Notice how "Hello" is usually followed with a polite question. 请注意“Hello”通常如何跟随礼貌问题。
Qǐng zhùyì “Hello” tōngcháng rúhé gēnsuí lǐmào wèntí.
Let's say you meet your boss after she returns from a vacation. What would 假设你从度假回来后遇见了你的老板。你打算说什么?
you say? Jiǎshè nǐ cóng dùjià huílái hòu yùjiànle nǐ de lǎobǎn. Nǐ dǎsuàn shuō shénme?
Hello, Ma'am. It's great to have you back. How was your vacation? 你好,女士。让你回来真好。你的假期过的怎么样?
Nǐ hǎo, nǚshì. Ràng nǐ huílái zhēn hǎo. Nǐ de jiàqīguò de zěnme yàng?
What do you say if you have a female boss coming back from vacation? 如果你有一位女老板从假期回来,你怎么说?
Rúguǒ nǐ yǒuyī wèi nǚ lǎobǎn cóng jiàqī huílái, nǐ zěnme shuō?
Hello, Ma'am. It's great to have you back. How was your vacation? 你好,女士。让你回来真好。你的假期过的怎么样?
Nǐ hǎo, nǚshì. Ràng nǐ huílái zhēn hǎo. Nǐ de jiàqīguò de zěnme yàng?
What do you say if you have a male boss coming back from vacation? 如果你有一位男老板从假期回来,你怎么说?
Rúguǒ nǐ yǒuyī wèi nán lǎobǎn cóng jiàqī huílái, nǐ zěnme shuō?
Hello, Sir. It's great to have you back. How was your vacation? 你好先生。让你回来真好。你的假期过的怎么样?
Nǐ hǎo xiānshēng. Ràng nǐ huílái zhēn hǎo. Nǐ de jiàqīguò de zěnme yàng?

INFORMAL GREETINGS
Now let's look at casual or informal ways to say "hello." 现在让我们看一下随意或非正式的方式说“你好”。
Xiànzài ràng wǒmen kàn yīxià suíyì huò fēi zhèngshì de fāngshì shuō “nǐ hǎo”.
An informal greeting is used when you meet someone you know well. 当你遇到一个你熟悉的人时会使用非正式的问候语。
Dāng nǐ yù dào yīgè nǐ shúxī de rén shí huì shǐyòng fēi zhèngshì de wènhòu yǔ.
We casually say "hello" to family and friends. 我们随便对家人和朋友说“你好”。
Wǒmen suíbiàn duì jiārén hé péngyǒu shuō “nǐ hǎo”.
The most common informal greeting is "hi!" 最常见的非正式问候是“嗨!”
Zuì chángjiàn de fēi zhèngshì wènhòu shì “hāi!”
Other informal greetings are 其他非正式的问候是
- Hey! - 嘿!
- What's up? - 这是怎么回事?
- What's new? - 什么是新的?
Qítā fēi zhèngshì de wènhòu shì
- hēi!
- Zhè shì zěnme huí shì?
- Shénme shì xīn de?