How to say How are you? in Chinese: Nǐhǎo Ma?

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How to say How are you? in Chinese: Nǐhǎo Ma?

Learning Chinese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say How are you? in Chinese: Nǐhǎo Ma?
Say it out loud: “Nee Hao Ma?

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Greetings category:

Fine, thank you – Hái Hǎo, Xièxiè  (Hi Hao, Shye Shye!)
Good Afternoon – Xiàwǔ Hǎo!  (Shyawu Hao!)
Good Evening – Wǎnshànghǎo!  (Wanshang Hao!)
Good Morning – Zǎo!  (Dzao!)
Good Night – Wǎnān  (Wan An)
Goodbye – Zàijiàn  (Dzai Jyen!)
Hello – Nǐhǎo  (Nee Hao)
How are you? – Nǐhǎo Ma?  (Nee Hao Ma?)
Pleased to meet you – Hěn Gāoxìng  (Hun Gao Shing)

And here’s how to say How are you? in other languages!

Arabic–Wa ‘anta kayf al-Haal  (wa an ta ka yef al haal)
Chinese–Nǐhǎo Ma?  (Nee Hao Ma?)
Croatian–kako ste  (kah koe steh)
Czech–jak se máte  (yahk say MAH tay)
Finnish–Kuinka voit(te)?  (kuin kah voit teh)
French–Comment allez-vous?  (comen talley voo)
German–wie geht es dir  (vee geet ess dear)
Italian–come sta?  (koh meh stah)
Japanese–Ogenki Desuka?  (Oh Gen Kee Dess Kah?)
Korean–Eotteohge Jinaeseyo?  (Uh Ddo Ke Jee Nae Se Yo?)
Polish–Jak się masz?  (Yak sheh ma'sh)
Portuguese–Tudo Bom?  (too doo bohm?)
Russian–Kak dela?  (Kak dee lah?)
Spanish–¿cómo estás?  (coe moe eh stahs?)
Swahili–u hali gani  (oo ha lee gah nee)
Thai–Sabai Di Mai  (sa bai dee mai?)
Turkish–nasılsınız?  (nah silz uh nuss)
Vietnamese–Bạn Khỏe Không?  (Ban Hwey-Uh Khom?)

It's customary and polite to know the well being of other people, especially when you find yourself spending more time with them. ""How are you?" (Nǐhǎo Ma?)? Sleep well?" You can use this phrase in the morning during breakfast to know your friends well-being, did he sleep well or not? Get instant access to the Chinese Language Set.

Contributor

Fred Bane
Biography: Fred Bane is a media producer and translator living in Nanjing China. Since graduating with a BA in International Relations from American University in 2007, Fred has lived in Vietnam and then China, where he received a Masters in Ethnography from Nanjing University in 2012. Fred currently works for a non-profit organization involved in education and cultural exchange, and moonlights as a Chinese-English medical translator.
Born: Portland, Oregon, USA
Location: Nanjing, China
Website : Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation

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