One of the initially things students learn when studying Chinese is just how to greet people, and also invariably, they"re taught that to say "hi" in Chinese, they must say 你好 (nĭhǎo).

“Nĭhǎo” is only one of many various greetings used by Chinese speakers, yet. In a lot of cases, it"s not even the the majority of common! Read on to uncover some of the many various methods to say to “hi” in Chinese.

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Chinese Vocabulary: How to Say Hi in Chinese

HànzìpīnyīnEng­lish
你好nĭhǎohello
您好nínhǎohello (polite)
大家好dàjiā hǎohello everybody
老师好lǎoshī hǎohello teacher
下午好xiàwǔ hǎogreat afternoon
晚上好wǎnshàng hǎogood evening
zǎomornin"
wéihello (once answering the phone)
你吃了吗nĭ chī le mahave actually you eaten? (supplied as greeting)
hāihi (loanword from English)
hēihey (loanword from English)
哈罗hāluóhello (loadword from English)
问好wènhǎosend one"s regards to
打招呼dǎzhāohuto greet / to notify