Try out this reading practice designed for HSK 4 learners. It's about the most well known Chinese greeting word: Ni Hao. There is a lot of debate that happens online about whether this is actually the right way to say hello or not. In the example sentences below we'll show you when it is and is not appropriate.
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We all know how to say “ni hao”, and “nin hao”, but in China, do people really use “ni hao” and “nin hao”?
The first time you meet someone, we use “ni hao”, and also use “nin hao”. But when two friends meet, people very seldom use “ni hao”. People like to use “Have you eaten?”, “Where are you going?”, or calling out the other person's name.
For example if two neighbors meet they might say: “Did you eat yet?” “I did. What about you?” “No, I'll go eat something in a while.”
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