The Chinese word 你 is a pronoun that means “you” in English. It is used to address someone directly, either in a formal or informal context – more informal though, for very formal/polite 您 is used. In Chinese culture, it is important to use the appropriate level of formality when addressing someone, based on factors such as age, social status, and relationship. In informal settings, friends and family members may use the casual form of “you”, while in more formal situations, people may use the polite form to show respect.
Pronoun: you (singular)
|你好吗？||nǐ hǎo ma?||How are you?|
|你的中文说得很好||nǐ de zhōngwén shuō dé hěn hǎo||You speak Chinese very well|
|你喜欢吃什么？||nǐ xǐ huān chī shén me?||What do you like to eat?|
|你是哪个国家的？||nǐ shì nǎ ge guó jiā de?||Which country are you from?|
|你的狗很可爱||nǐ de gǒu hěn kě ài||Your dog is very cute|
|你可以帮我一下吗？||nǐ kě yǐ bāng wǒ yī xià ma?||Can you help me for a moment?|
|你今天穿得很漂亮||nǐ jīn tiān chuān dé hěn piào liang||You look very pretty today|
|你喜欢看书吗？||nǐ xǐ huān kàn shū ma?||Do you like to read books?|
你 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.