How Do You Say 'Hello' In Chinese?


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白莲 张 Profile
白莲 张 answered
你好 (Ni Hao) ((Knee How)) is the informal way to say hello, but 您好 ((Nin Hao)) ((Knee-nu How)) is much more polite
Claire Profile
Claire answered
There are many different Chinese languages, but where I lived they said nehow.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Nee how
kate tsang Profile
kate tsang answered
Yes your right. It is Ne Hao people keep on getting it wrong thinking it's con-ichy-wahh but thats a common mistake !
Con-Itchy-Wahh = hello ( Japanese )
Ne How = Hello /How are you ( Mandarin )
Lai How = hello/how are you ( cantonese )
I hate wen boys tease me and say it wrong but it sounds sooo funny :)

from Kate
Maxine Chan Profile
Maxine Chan answered
Ne hao ma in mandarin and for cantonese, nay ho ma:)
XiMing Gu Profile
XiMing Gu answered
Haha,I think you both above mean 你好 (ne how). Yea,that's what Chinese are saying it when they meet people.
thanked the writer.
Murray Wu
Murray Wu commented
We now tend to use "嗨"(Hi) / "嘿" (hey) for greetings in casual occasions.while “您好”(nin hao) in formal occasions.

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