In China, you’ll probably be meeting friends, colleagues and some new people on a regular basis. How are you going to greet them at different times of the day or night? Make sure you know what to say—and at the right time of the day.

In this Podcast you will learn:

1. How to greet people at different times of the day

2. How to greet people naturally, more like a native speaker

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

1. 早上,中午,下午,晚上:morning, noon, afternoon, evening

2. 早上好 or 上午好:Good morning

3. 早:Morning – casual way to say good morning

4. 早安:Another way to say good morning

5. 中午好:Good afternoon(usually refers to 11:00am-2:00pm)

6. 下午好:Good afternoon (usually refers to 2:00pm-5:00pm)

7. 晚上好:Good evening

8. 晚安:Good night

Mandarin Chinese learning resources we recommend:

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Keats Chinese SchoolKeats Chinese School, which was founded in 2004, is one of the top Mandarin Chinese language schools in China, offering both one-on-one immersion Mandarin courses and small group Chinese classes. Located in Kunming, Keats develops personalised exercises and materials for students to meet their learning goals and requirements and can arrange a student visa for its 16 week course.

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Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.

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