How do you say hello in Mandarin?
There are many ways to say hello In Mandarin.
Nǐ hǎo (你好) is the most common and most used expression to say hello in Mandarin.
Saying nǐ hǎo is perfect for every situation.
It’s perfect when:
- Trying to get someone’s attention
- To say hello to a friend
- When you call someone
- & more
In fact, I recommend that this should be the first word you learn and master. Saying nǐ hǎo is a polite way to get someone’s attention and connect with the locals.
To guide you through pronunciation, we’ve created a youtube video.
For starters, you can start to pronounce is by saying ‘nee how’
Now listen to the tone carefully. There’s a quick dip down and back up for both the words.
Here is how to pronounce nǐ hǎo, take your time to listen and to repeat.
Listen to the tone carefully and repeat it after.