The Chinese word 打招呼 is a commonly used phrase that means to greet or say hello to someone. It can be used in a variety of situations, such as when meeting someone for the first time, when entering a room, or when seeing a friend on the street. The phrase can be used as a verb, for example, “我要去打招呼” means “I’m going to go say hello”. It is considered a polite and friendly gesture to greet others in Chinese culture.
Verb: to greet sbd., to give prior notice
|nǐ hǎo, zěn me yàng?
|Hello, how are you?
|zǎo shàng hǎo, nǐ chī zǎo fàn le ma?
|Good morning, have you had breakfast yet?
|xià wǔ hǎo, jīn tiān tiān qì bù cuò
|Good afternoon, the weather is nice today
|wǎn shàng hǎo, nǐ jīn tiān máng ma?
|Good evening, were you busy today?
|hāi, zuì jìn zěn me yàng?
|Hi, how have you been lately?
|nǐ hǎo ā, hěn gāo xìng jiàn dào nǐ
|Hello, nice to meet you
|hǎo jiǔ bù jiàn le, nǐ zuì jìn zài máng shén me?
|Long time no see, what have you been busy with lately?
|nǐ hǎo, jīn tiān yǒu shén me jì huà?
|Hello, what are your plans for today?