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Basic Expressions #1 - Politeness


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你 you
hǎo
好 good
níhǎo
你好 hello
ma
嗎 / 吗 [Question] Particle placed at end of sentence to indicate a yes/no (binary question)
Níhǎo ma?
你好 嗎? / 你好 吗?how are you doing? (you good?)
zài
再 again
jiàn
見 / 见 to see, to meet, to appear
zàijiàn
再見 / 再见 goodbye
我 I, me
不 no, not
dǒng
懂 to understand
wǒ bù dǒng
我 不 懂 I don't understand / I'm confused
wǒ bù hǎo
我不好 I'm Not Well
shì
是 yes, it's, is, to be
búshì
不 是 is not
xiè
謝 / 谢 to thank
xièxie
謝謝 / 谢谢 thank you
búxiè
不謝 / 不谢 You're welcome, don't thank (efficient form of you're welcome / not warm)
客 customer; visitor; guest
氣 / 气 gas; air; smell; weather; to anger; vital energy(qi)
kèqi
客氣 / 客气 polite; courteous; formal; modest
bù kèqi
不客氣 / 不客气 You're Welcome , no need to be polite (warmer version of you're welcome
qǐng
請 / 请 please
chī
吃 to eat
hǎochī
好吃 delicious
shuǐ
水 water
gān
乾 / 干 empty, dry
bēi
杯 cup, glass
gānbēi!
乾杯 / 干杯! cheers!
měi
美 beauty
麗 / 丽 beautiful
měilì
美麗 / 美丽 beautiful (won't be confused)
duì
對 / 对 correct, versus, facing
起 to raise, to establish
duìbuqǐ
對不起 / 对不起 sorry, excuse me