How Are You in Chinese


Video on How Are You in Chinese

How are you in Chinese is closely linked to the Chinese phrase for hello in Chinese.  The Chinese language is quite interesting when you follow some of the connections between Chinese characters or Chinese phrases!  Still, you’ll find this video on how are you in Chinese easy to follow.

Review of How Are You in Chinese

From the video, you’ve gathered that asking how are you is as simple as three Chinese characters, 你好吗?  Yet, saying this Chinese phrase with the right Chinese tones is probably the most important part of asking this question. With the tones said properly, though, you’re off to a great start in Mandarin Chinese!  Best to you in saying, “How are you?” in Chinese!

More on How Are You in Chinese

For a less formal means of asking how are you in Chinese, you should try 你怎么样? This phrase is used when you already know someone and is closer to asking, “How have you been?” or “How’s it going?”  But, if that’s what you’re trying to communicate by asking how are you in Chinese, you should probably use this phrase.

Let’s take a closer look at this more familiar Chinese phrase.

  • 你 (nǐ or “knee”) is said with the falling and rising third tone for “you”
  • 怎么 (zěn me or “dsen muh”) is said with the third tone and then the neutral tone for “how”
  • 样 (yàng or “young”) is said with the falling forth tone and means “state or condition”

Using How Are You in Chinese

Now, whether you’re addressing someone you just met with 你好吗? or talking with someone you know pretty well and asking 你怎么样?, you’ll be able to ask, “How are you?” in Chinese properly!

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