The first thing people do when meeting others is offer a greeting—although this can vary according to the time of day and how well you know the other person. Make sure you get it right!
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) How to greet others
(2) What to say when leaving someone
Dialogue: Two people are chatting at different times of day: the morning, the afternoon and evening.
A-早啊，王娜！Morning, Wang Na
A-王娜，你吃了么？Have you eaten?
A-走，那咱们一起！Let’s go together (to eat)
in the dormitory
A-11点了。关灯睡觉了啊。It’s 11 o’clock, time to turn off the light and sleep
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
早啊: Casual version of good morning
你吃了吗？Have you eaten? is a popular greeting expression in Chinese
那咱们一起 Let’s go together
Cultural note: Chinese people do not usually greet others in the afternoon, but will usually ask if they have had lunch yet. So, do not feel strange if a native Chinese speaker asks you this question.
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