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"你好!"

Translation:Hello!

November 15, 2017

534 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joao1362

Thank you creators for the wonderful course! Finally we can learn the basics of Chinese with the duolingo method! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zbabu

Think easily, and it will be easier thab you thought before.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zbabu

My mistake thab < than


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zbabu

This YouTube Channel is TEACHING me very well. Please do watch at least one video and you will find Mandarin Chinese more easy.

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StarMan619561

I love the videos. Learnt some basic grammar points.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrramkumar

Its not a YouTube channel


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diego929684

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hamdia7302

it is not to hard


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NatalieLuioof

No it is so easy 100000000%


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Niamhstaple

I have than anime girl on my phone!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.VhhgZc

Hello my name is shweta


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Irene157475

Its easy for me. I'm born in BC and my mom is full Korean while my dad is full Chinese lmao


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T5qc8

真的呀?我觉得很简单啊!一下子就能学会


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AuroraRend2

What does this mean


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

那真的很难
Nà zhēn de hěn nán
That's really hard.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MERyg71

Cannot find the letters with symbols otherwise it is not accepting


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pete518629

Search up Chinese pinyin tones


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eroslaoveja

I accidentaly restart duolingo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gordonzhang329

Do you play Minecraft


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gordonzhang329

Do you play Minecraft


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duolingo.lrz

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SmashCookie

So nî means you and hâo good?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/narkop___

Yes. 你好 literally translates to "you good". Be careful with Pinyin though, it is actually nǐ hǎo (Duolingo says níhǎo, only because a 3rd tone becomes a 2nd tone when next to another 3rd tone. It's usually still written as a 3rd tone in Pinyin though).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ericlesaquiles

the way of writing chinese with latin alphabet (plus weird accent symbols)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle145359

Hànzì means Chinese characters.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AloeSoothe

Pinyin is a device created after PRC founded in 1949 in order to help people pronounce Mandarin Chinese and promote education.(People in different regions of China speak 100+ languages/dialects, among which there are 30+ written ones.)

Thanks to the missioners from Italy (eg: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610), France (eg: Nicolas Trigualt), & Britain (eg: Robert Morrison/ Thomas Wade), and the 19th-century Chinese phonologists, the pinyin we use today is composed of Latin alphabets and four tones. (PS. The first try of phonetic notation for Chinese characters was not Latin but Arabian.)

Anyway, learn pinyin as Mandarin 101 so that you can look up any character, word, and idiom in dictionaries without any help from others.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

Do you mean missionaries?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PALewis88

Is Thomas Wade one of the developers of the Wade-Giles romanization system?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raconteur

I read somewhere that the Brahmic script from ancient India once made its way to China and Japan as well (besides SE asia, ie), like, partially, but I found no proof of it elsewhere. If you are chinese, do you know of a use of any such script before Arabic was used first?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

This is an interesting place to have decided to ask this question! The brahmi script dates from somewhere between 300 and 600 BCE; it is thought to come from either northwestern semitic, possibly Aramaic, or southern semitic, though some have suggested it is from the Indus valley script. It may be a purely indigenous script or based on other scripts though not fully reliant on any one in particular. Brahmi has many decsendants, known as brahmic scripts all across South and South East Asia, throughout the Himalayan region, in Northwest China and Mongolia, and as far as Japan, Indonesia, Borneo and the Philippines. Even the Korean script, Hangul,possibly has some roots in brahmic script. The scripts can be broadly divided into two groups, northern and southern. Many of the scripts are now historical, with some languages having gone extinct, and some languages changing to use a different script. There are still many brahmic scripts in use in Modern languages also.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamuelGu3

Chinese in latin script, like Japanese Hepburn script.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caleb160466

I thought Japanese words written with Latin letters was called Romaji.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meowe3

Rōmaji refers to any romanisation, Hepburn is the specific way to do it based on English and Italian phonetics. It's the one you commonly see and the one you use with Japanese IME


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pjjkliiioj

I love Mandarin


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PrAIx1

What is your switch freimd code


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TwicefanOncearmy

pinyin is a chinese language format, xcept you use english letters. Also you use tone marks above some letters.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NazNazmin

It is the way of writing the chinese charaters in words


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoonlightK18

Pinyin is a Chinese alphabet just like English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EgeErnem

It's like different sounds of a letter like this ā à á ã ă ä


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oliver482382

Thanks, narkop__. Hoping the tone thing becomes more clear as the course goes on, but that's nice insight for now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

You basically make your voice match the diacritics, like you're singing. E.g. mā is a level and high tone, má is like a question, mǎ goes down then up, and mà is falling. Each syllable has a tone (unless neutral), and you can see examples in the voice recordings. [2019/03/26]


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick613308

Tone? What is tone as related to this language? And how can a 3rd become a 2nd when next to another 3rd? Wouldn't they both just be 3rd's? I'm completely new to Mandarin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kuei-Ti

Actually, the 3rd tone doesn't become the 2nd. The 3rd-tone "2nd tone" is slightly different from the real 2nd tone. When pronounced slowly, the 3rd tone should never sound like the 2nd tone. Please see this discussion: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/38170645?comment_id=38189240


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeonWooji

thank you for the reminder i almost forgot about it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coco637890

I think i want to follow you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XuxT2

❤️❤️ that's correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZakTravis1

Wow that was just gonna be my question


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LazyEinstein

Interestingly, 你好 níhǎo is the common way to say "hello" but is actually informal. Apparently, 您好 nínhǎo (source) is a more polite/formal way to say hello


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ellis930361

Isn't nínhǎo used when greeting superiors or adults and níhǎo used when greeting peers?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Levi
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You are correct.
2017.11.20


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertLech3

It's 2017.11.23 now. Is @Ellis930361 still correct? ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brodadiablo

Lol crazy...almost a year later


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdonaiK

It's 2019.04.12 now, is it still correct? ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClassiDuo

And in Taiwan, one of the most common greetings, at least when greeting others near meal times, is "吃飯了沒(有)?" (chǐfànleméi(yǒu)): "Have you eaten yet?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clnoy

In Mainland they use " 你吃过了吗? " which means (almost) the same as your expression. "Have you eaten?" / "Did you eat?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

In Singapore, Malaysia and Southeast Asia in general, 吃饱了没有? i.e. Have you eaten (till you are full/satisfied) yet? is used.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eittek

Goodness, I like your enthusiasm for languages. So many pretty flags!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carlos.val755414

Maybe there's a more polite or formal way to say "you" in Chinese, like the Spanish "usted" and French "vous".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1997zqy

There are many ways to say "you" in Chinese, lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AJaToSzymon

hmm.... google translator polish przepraszam czy pani traktuje duolingo ja zabawę a nie naukę nie uczy się pani angielskiego tylko esperanto to jest głupie


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaspberryPuddin

I'm pretty sure there is more than one way to say you, if not formal. (I know some Cantonese)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

你:若、女或汝、尔、乃、而(通“尔”)、子、足下、陛下、殿下、阁下、君、余、恁等等(可译为你或你的)。基本上古文中就前4个了 现代常用您、贵等等。


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TuhinaRoy

What does 'nín' mean then? Does it mean the same as 'nî'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

Yes, except it is more polite. 您 (nin2) has the heart radical 心 beneath the character for you 你 (ni3) and it is used with your elders or superiors or even in set polite phrases such as 您贵姓? (nin2 gui4xing4): “What is your surname?” (Literal translation: You(polite) noble surname)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jarvis892105

Nǐ means you Hǎo means good

Together the tone for Nǐ changes to Ní when next to Hǎo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marleny788247

Yes, of course, SmashCookie


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathalie663755

I am pretty sure, but nihao means hello.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maya886956

I am Arabic girl For me.. thinking to learn an Asian language is an important step for me!

Cause u know it's a huge step to another world!

I hope that u let us write the letter in Asian languages spiecally!..

Cause I think i am going to remember how to spell the word from letter moves! did you understand guys?

Like this word in Korean (연녕) that I just learned.. I just remember it from the circle (letter ㅇ) place !.

Hope that the creator of this program sees my comment and understand this point very well ❤️. Love you guys specially Asian people

Thanx 4 reading my comment. Hoping for reply.

Lots. Of. Love


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Swan425

It would be really helpful if the character font were larger. See the lessons is hard on various computer screens and the font just isn't large enough


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LazyEinstein

On a Windows computer, one may press [Ctrl+] to zoom in and [Ctrl-] to zoom out.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dvdtknsn

Is "How are you?" wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bfoshizzle

By chance, is that "ni hao ma"/"you good '?' ". I'm assuming so, because that last character kind of looks like a horse ("ma3").


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AloeSoothe

Once you recognise some of the characters, when you find them grouping with others, you could always make a guess of their pronunciations as they might be phonograms. Not always working, but will be a good guess.

5 examples of structures:

left+right, eg: "吗" [ma ·] (suffix of interrogative sentences)

up+down, eg: "界" [jie 4] (boundary)

vertical sandwich, eg: “湖” [hu 2] (lake)

upper left corner sealed, eg: “病” [bing 4] (sickness)

fully sealed, eg: “圆” [yuan 2] (round)

etc, etc.

When you chop them apart, you’ll see some parts contributed to the meanings of the characters, and some to their pronunciations:

“口” [kou 3] (mouth) { smaller like a square} + “马” [ma 3] (horse) = “吗”

“田” [tian 2] (field/farmland) + “介” [jie 4] (between/ take sth seriously) = ”界“

“氵” (water related) + “胡” [hu 2] (beard/carelessly) = ”湖“

“疒” (health related, as a sick person lying in bed, sweating) + “丙” [bing 3] (third) = ”病“

“囗” (encircle sth) {bigger like a rectangle } + “员” [yuan 2] (member/person){like a matchstick man} =”圆“


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

Just a bit of extra info, this is also how we search for words in dictionaries (字典、词典) i.e. using the 部首 of a word when we don't know or are unsure of the pronunciation, e.g. 口部:吗、叶、启、和、哈、哥……

The 部首 is also group according to the number of strokes taken to write it, e.g. 口部 would use 三个笔画 and so would be under 三画 in the 部首目录 which in the 部首检字表. These precede actual words in the dictionary.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeKrajes

My keyboard on my android doesnt support tone marks, what should I do?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

If you want to type a word in pinyin and do not have tone marks you can mark each characters tone after the pinyin as 1,2,3 or 4 and nothing for a neutral tone.For example, ni3hao3 你好 or ni3hao3ma 你好吗. If you are typing characters you don't need the tone; the possible characters should show up as you are typing the pinyin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

It shouldn't matter as long as you can type in Chinese. The keyboard can be installed on mobile or computer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuneKobber

Typing in chinese doesn't help, when the task is:"Type the English translation". I have the same problem, and I am stuck and cannot move on to the next lesson, because I cannot write the tone marks. Tried installing a number of different keyboards, but none of them work.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

I have finished the tree and never had to use tone marks. It is either English or Chinese so once you have both keyboards, you're good to go.
The answer here would be "Hello!" or "Hi!" and the characters literally mean "You good!", so it can be taken to mean "I hope you're doing good!".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rogurmez

It won't speak to me! How am I supposed to learn a language that I can't read or hear!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackClay2

I wish duolingo would put stroke order on here


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

It is good to learn stroke order, perhaps it would be good to include a tutorial in the tips. There are good websites that give animations though. Once you learn the rules for stroke order, it is not difficult even without watching an animation. One website you can use is yellowbridge. They have the rules, and you can also find any character, or dictionary word, animated. https://www.yellowbridge.com/chinese/character-stroke-order-rules.php


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dietrevich

Why won't Duolingo recognize the tone characters it's not letting me past the first lesson when typing níhăo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

You have to actually type in the Chinese characters itself. This can be done using a Chinese keyboard e.g. by going to the settings on the keyboard on a phone. Many others have answered this question on this and other discussions.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuneKobber

Same for me. Any solution?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

Type "你好", not "Níhǎo". The first one is actual Chinese, the second is just Pinyin. If you can't type any Chinese characters on your device, try going into its settings to set up a Chinese keyboard.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dogtastic

I think the question should ask you to translate it, not write it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa_M_Blacker

Yes, I agree! There is no place in the lesson that indicates the meaning of nihao. When we are asked to write this [word written in Chinese symbols] in English, I typed "nihao," just as the previous steps suggested. There was no request for a translation, nor was a translation ever given.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

When you click on, or on the web when you hover over, the Chinese word, the English translation is shown.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RileyRoo09

hey can you type in welsh


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StratosphereX

why greetings is not an answer? can't we say "Greetings!" when meet each other in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

Yes you can, but I think "Hello" is more accurate. However, in general the English translations for this course leaves much to be desired.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosephT.Madawela

So the literal translation of nihao is you good?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

Yes, but it means "hello".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Akash_Polyglot

what is rule of tones here i can not understand please help


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alane113

I don't see why the rhetorical "how are you" is wrong. It's like meeting a friend and asking it without expecting an answer. And I believe it's rare that Chinese people tack the word "ma" at the end. It's something you learn in school but drop colloquially.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichyMarti5

Shouldn't "You Good" be technicaly correct as well?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

No, because firstly it'd be "You are good" and secondly it would then be translated as “你很好“ or even ”你真好“.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElPapito971

Ni hao literally means "you good" so I wrote "how are you" but no it was "hello". Some people even think it means good morning, would love to hear what chinese thinks about that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

It is just a basic greeting. Good morning is zao3an1早安 . How are you is a question, which ni3hao3 你好is not. How are you is ni3hao3ma 你好吗. There are also other common ways of asking how one is doing or how their health is.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SyukronAlh

I git confuse in this step. Why eventhough 'a' in 'z(a)ijian- goodbye' spells the same with in the 'nih(a)o - hello' it is written in different alphabet? Instead While it differs with in the 'zaiji(a)n -goodbye' it useses the same 'a'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

Zaijian: the ai is pronounced long i as in sigh. Nihao: the ao is pronounced similar to ow in how, except do not round your lips at the end, instead end in an open o sound. You could think of it as "ha oh" without stopping, but gliding between the /a/ and /o/ sounds. The pinyin phonetics are actually quite regular. There are only a few regular discrepencies that have to do with how a sound is made in certain tones.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phuongtran303

Why we can not says "How are you" in this case?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

It would need to be in the form of a question to mean "How are you?" To make the question, add the question particle to the end: 你好吗?nĭhăoma?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marianne132518

What does nî mean?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

nĭ 你 means "you." (nĭmen 你们 is the plural "you.") So 你好 literally is "You good", but it is actually just a greeting and means "hello"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DadadaDuck12

I was going to go back to school to learn chinese pay for lessons but thanks to this awesome free app i don't have to spend any money and im learning Spanish and korean also


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmetoMicha

How can i write the (a) in níhao...please


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmetoMicha

How can i write the alphabet (a) in níhao......please


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zahra.iran507295

Ni = You Hao = Good Nihao = Hello


Zai = again Jian = see Zai Jian = goodbye


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HassanBash434388

شكراً جزيلاً لكم دولينقو ،لقد ساعدتوني كثيراً .أتمنى لكم التقدم والنجاح الدائم .merci beaucoup


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.TheHex

I just used the following to spell hello, in pinyin " Ní hǎo"...and i am told i am wrong. I think duolingo does not recognize how i input tones. Can someone please tell me how i am supposed to input pinyin tones here


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

I believe they are looking not for the pinyin transliteration but the English equivalent, so ni3hao3 would simply be "Hello". I have not come accross a case where I have needed to leave my answer in pinyin. FYI, the tone on ni is actually a third tone. Don't change the tone when you write it; this change shows up only in speaking.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.TheHex

Thank you for the precisions. You wear your name well PeacefulPearl...i am the one who deserved to be be shamed as duolingo never wanted the pinyin.. It just wanted the actual English words. I have no idea why i was "thinking" in pinyin...if thinking at all that is.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

不客气!It is good if we start thinking in the language. Sometimes it leads to funny stories: I once was supposed to transcribe the question (from the Spanish program) "Do you have a suitcase?" I answered it, "Yes, I have a suitcase." Oh well, Duo didn't laugh at me (my daughter was there and she did however! ) Laughing makes learning stick and more fun.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ehsanakbari

Why even if i say something else it considers correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

What did you say? There is often more than one viable translation for a given phrase or sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danireis_16

Any brazilians in here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ajpenano

How about You good!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

"You good" is not a good translation because that is not considered proper usage in English. As the course is teaching Chinese from English, the English used should be clear and grammatical. If English is not your first language, you can consider that you are also brushing up on those skills. I don't think learning Chinese from any other languages is offered yet.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OleksandrD6

Phrase was hao, but correct answer us shown as nihao


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coco637890

How do you get the chinese keyboard??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

I think that depends on what kind of computer you are using.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IrisbelleN

Thank u so much doulingo,now i can understand family and friends a bit more because of u ❤


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elizabat_uwu

grrrr i put you good and it didnt work even tho 你好 directly translates to you good. (i knew a bit of chinese before this so i knew)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NIPPORY

Being a Chinese student that learns English with great difficulty,I am so pleased to see foreigners learning Chinese and being confused,haha. 天道好轮回


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariflorRa

Is it just me who finds the hăo tone of the woman off? I think the male is more accurate in the pronunciation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/igaruby

How is hăo part of nihăo is it like good day or something?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

hao3 好 means good, so the phrase literally translates "You're good." Chinese doesn't always use a verb as the adjectives can act like both verb and adjective. If you add the question particle ma5 吗 at the end, "Ni3 hao3 ma5," 你好吗? you have changed the phrase to mean "Are you good?" In general, the phrase "Ni3 hao3" 你好 is translated into English as "Hello" and "Ni3 hao3 ma5" 你好吗?as "How are you?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sanhuezamr

I don't have an chinese keyboard. How do i type in this case? I am new to this and want to learn chinese.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

How exactly to set your computer or phone to type Chinese depends on which operating system you are using. You can do a search online for your particular product and how to change the language in settings. After you do this, you type in pinyin and a set of characters will come up for you to choose from.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sanhuezamr

Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. I am using Windows 10. I will do a search and see what comes up. thanks again.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Willyum.chung

Can you demonstrate the strokes on how to write it please


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

Go to this link and in the box marked Pinyin to Chinese type nihao, and search. It will provide you with a fair bit of information, as well as an animation of the characters being written. https://www.yellowbridge.com/chinese/dictionary.php


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Graham358680

Is anyone else missing this because they can't type the proper accents?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

It is looking for the English translation, not the pinyin pronunciation. You won’t have to produce pinyin answers in this program.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xiaxoaomi

Could it also be Hello There?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

I would just use "Hello" as the translation for this program, but 你好 is a general casual greeting so there could be many ways to say that in English, i.e. "hello", "hi", "hello there", "hey there", "hiya", "heya", "howdy"... 你好 is not really the most common greeting in China, but it is most often taught to foreigners first as a basic greeting equivalent to hello.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EspanolaEsBonita

This tonal language seems so hard without an alphabet. How do I learn pinyin? I looked at the tone tips, but I feel like the images/words have no pattern without an alphabet and it seems really hard without knowing pinyin etc! Kind of stressed out☹️


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

Read the tips for each lesson you come to first. The pinyin introduction is spread over the first two segments of lessons (through to the third checkpoint). Listen to each word and sentence pronounced and compare to the pinyin as you learn it. The pinyin is only to help you pronounce the words; do always learn the character as well as the sound. The pinyin is mostly phonetic (there are some “rule breakers,” but even they follow rules.) The images/patterns you mention, I guess are the characters? They have no pattern phonetically; you have to memorize them. They are made up of parts, however: strokes are the most basic parts, but as characters become more complex they are composed of radicals and sides. You will discover this more as you become more acquainted with the language. Pinyin is not that difficult. Read all the tips and practice each lesson and you will get it. A number of other websites have more information all in one place; a search engine can help you find them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dweng0

Is this broken? Whenever I say hello it always says I'm wrong..... Sorry it out duo. Definately cancelling my plus subscription, not worth it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SyedaAjra

I don't remember nihao


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/srini288876

Ni hao means hello. Is there any other tone for the same syllable that has a different meaning?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kuei-Ti

I can't think of any for now, but the island, Niihau, is also called 你好岛 (岛 means "island") due to its pronunciation's being similar to 你好.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GuilesTheme

Please do not clutter threads. These are here to resolve problems to the specific phrase. Discussion boards are there for a reason.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LindaLouis8

My sound is gone and I have checked the volume on my computer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Handrisuselo

你好 (ni3 hao3) = Hi!; Hello!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

It is Ni2 hao3


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TwicefanOncearmy

QUESTION: How many languages do you speak? I speak 4. (This is in order for how good I am) English, Korean, Spanish, Chinese.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/haruchix

Turkish, English, Korean, Spanish, Latin and now Chinese :) I learned most of them without duolingo, I'm just practicing them again here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamuelGu3

It literally means you good.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/selvarajar

Hao is good and ni hao is hello?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barbara197675

Learning characters is essential


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ando455497

Its a but screwy that it tells me im wrong for giving the literal translation...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ukrcitizen

I think it's the hardest language


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EbenezerEs4

Cool app. Im loving it


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Just started learning the basics of Chinese, leaving this comment so I can look back years later and remember when I started. Thanks so much Duo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresRoch410120

How can i get to previous lessons?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hqadia

Isnt níhao usually to ask how are you?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

That is 你好吗?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

And in traditional characters that would be "你好嗎?".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Shihua-

nihao translates into hello. ni hao ma is how are you? ma is used to asked a question


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuneKobber

I cannot write the sounds for nihao on my mobile. ąăäãâáà are the only options on my keyboard and they do not work. What keyboard should I use?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbhishekBh73489

Not able to get it right can anybody help 'níhăo!' or 'níhăo' input do not work


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

You need to write it in Chinese characters: 你好, not níhǎo. Try going into your device's settings to set up a Chinese keyboard (I recommend handwriting to get the practice in).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbhishekBh73489

'Níhăo' input is not correct, can anyone rectfy?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

If I am not mistaken you have to input 你好 directly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fred_mill

you're repeating the same two items,, ni and hao


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasSnor1

Ni = good and hao = hallo I thought ni hao was good day not good hallo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

It doesn't literally mean either of those. Neither 你 ("you") nor 好 ("good") imply "day", but together 你好 is used as a common greeting. That's why the course creators have decided to translate it as "Hello".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElPapito971

Ni hao literally means "you good" so i wrote "how are you" but no it was "hello". Some people think it means good mornig, would love to hear what chinese thinks about that.


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Tysm for this app because I am Indian and now living in china so it is actually so important for me to atleast learn the basics.❤


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/semyl

So is it not possible for this to mean "how are you?" It only means "hello"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/axBZuW35

How do you write hâo? I tried to write it via auto-recognition of the trackpad, but it was apparently wrong...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoonlightK18

Thank you for improving me in Chinese!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joshua420931

I enjoyed the lesson sooooooooooooo much


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexPhysique

Unfortunatelly Chineese is very poor on Duolingo( no translations of chineese words, etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothy791198

it looks like two words!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Massing4

How to spell nihao correctly..?? Its not accepting my nihao.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

You need to write it in Chinese characters: 你好, not níhǎo. Try going into your device's settings to set up a Chinese keyboard (I recommend handwriting to get the practice in).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KelpyPony

This is Wonderful!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexButler15

Im having a hard time with the exercise where it want to you repeat hello or goodbye with my voice.. I fail on the 2nd part of the word every time :/ any tips


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabrielCar80997

The app is recognizing only the first character when i speak! Was working fine before


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stupedfatidiot

You can also write hi


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Niamhstaple

What does jian mean?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EchoMirage

Whoops, I thought it was asking for "Nihao", not "Hello".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/debbie105533

I am just starting to learn Chinese i know noting about this language but there is no English to go along with it.i only see the English when i get it wrong i think it needed some thing more like the English to acompy each sign


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MollyFadgen

Hello everyone! Good luck with your Chinese!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/isabel789081

I pressed the wrong one it said typo correct then said wrong what is gping on


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karenlis5

Nihao everyone...:)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coolmondude

This literally means you good? Huh.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/allaboutfa

This is awesome!!! The best thing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fifiapps

Hi i can't type in the English translation and get it correct as I'm not able to enter the intonation symbols from my phone. Eg I don't have the intonation symbols for nihao


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

When it asks for the English translation, it only wants the English saying (i.e. Hello) not the transliteration of the Chinese into letters. That is called pinyin. The program uses pinyin for you to read, but you are never asked to input pinyin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexLightb

I love this app.but I wish they wouldn't give me much adds


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/john573913

The app does not like my pronounciations at all .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KristySmit783725

Ill never get past this, because my keyboard won't give me accents. I spell ni hao , but the program says I'm wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeanaicaSu

Hi, the speaking part doesnt work for me, what should I do?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SAXO5

Hello ! I am french. Why I cannot have the translation in French when I am learning Chinese language ? Chinese is it only available whith US English ....? Thanks for your reply.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter435682

Je ne crois pas qu'un cours de chinois à partir du français existe. Pas encore, quand même. J'attends avec impatience le jour où il y aura un cours de russe à partir du français.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marleny788247

I don't know if (⊙o⊙) means.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gunchi2

l know that sound nihao did you see?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KhalingSil

Anyone out here to speak in korean and chinese with me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackClay2

I wish duolingo would put stroke order for these.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chiogaxiol

I spent so much time trying to find those special characters to do the english translation - tired of getting rejected. The system doesn't allow me to go ahead - I quit!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

I am sorry you are quitting due to a misunderstanding. There are no special characters need for any English translations. 你好 is hello. Hello is the English translation. You will not need to type in pinyin in this course. Pinyin is not the English translation of anything, because pinyin is not English. Perhaps you are thinking of "transliteration;" pinyin is a transliteration of Chinese characters into an alphabet, the same alphabet we use in English. Tones are usually written with marks over the vowels, but they can also be marked with numbers after each syllable. You don't need to worry about typing these, however, because it is not required, or asked for, in this course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HaissamSon

The letters should be illustrated cant understand


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArizSyaqil

Why is hao, good but nihao, hello?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArizSyaqil

Why is the meaning of hao, good. But nihao, hello?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kuei-Ti

你好 literally means "you good," which is like "wish you good," and is used for greeting.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anetaHejno1

你好。你叫什么名字? I am in obisidian league.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaundaWoot

Chinese seems like a really challenging language to learn unless you practice it constantly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kuei-Ti

The same goes to almost, if not exactly, all languages. Think about how you've been learning the language with which you're most familiar might remind you of how much practice you've done and how you might apply the experience to learning Chinese :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel569114

I said "Ni who wawa jin juh jah" and it said i pronounced it right. Smh


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AishniRathore

I don't have letter a of hâo in my typing keyboard and without it , it is not accepting that word . What I will do ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ar-Jay_R.

Any app can help me write a chinese words?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ATOMIC--UNICORN

I said Hiya. Shouldn’t that be accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThePowerOfE

But to say hello is Ni Hao not Hiya.....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AVAX3M

No, "hiya" is English, not Chinese. It's used like "hi" or "hello".

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/hiya


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ATOMIC--UNICORN

True, but hi is accepted. Hello is accepted. So why isn’t hiya, if they are all synonyms?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AVAX3M

"Hiya" isn't really used as much, maybe that's why.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marta183419

I dont have a î with the sigh up on my phone keyboard so its a bit not funny...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

Pinyin input is not needed in this program. This is discussed in other comments on this page.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/groundgamerz

What does ní mean


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kuei-Ti

Did you mean "nǐ"? It means "you (singular)."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConnaWeiner

How do I type chinese characters for these lessons? I have an English keyboard only


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kuei-Ti

I don't know how to use pinyin to type it, but your physical keyboard should be fine. Try searching "how to type chinese pinyin" (with the quotes), and you should be able to find YouTube videos teaching how to type Chinese using pinyin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ACGytN

Hi . the steps suddenly stop at the third page and wont go further. would you check it pls ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lilymaehew

how do you do the sighns on the keyboard


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grace842988

Why is it lagging after this? :c


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mengyan14

I'm learning to watch dramas


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LingLing412765

Hey when they ask you to spell the word for how to pronounce it i could say hola hola bal balansjsj and it still be correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TBuhler

46374te6gdgtevfy ftsbthydhdt fgteev


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dimitar768303

Hi, sometimes I push "Can't listen now" button by mistake. Is it possible to enable it again via some setting? Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LDMA314

你好! = Hi!, It's correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jnbk11

Its too much difficult.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Shihua-

Chinese is one of the hardest languages to learn. Over time you will get the hang of it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

"It is much too difficult"? Don't give up, you have to work hard for good things.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miroslav729599

níhǎo does not work in app.I tried many times and still not working.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

You need to write it in Chinese characters: 你好, not níhǎo. Try going into your device's settings to set up a Chinese keyboard (I recommend handwriting to get the practice in).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChitMin

I can learn chinese langauge.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mirandajaj

Nihao!thank you im sograte full I cant wait to be bilingual with 3 lenguages spanish english and Chinese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yohanesindonesia

My first Chinese word. <3


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sofiane111174

find i here who like practice languages?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FLIGHTED

shows this a million times it's not even funny anymore


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oscar939311

I love learning Mandarin Chinse on Duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChaseMacia

leave a lingot if this was easy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zbabu

You will love Mandarin Chinese. I am learning from here.


https://m.youtube.com/user/MandarinChineseClass


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ʕ´• ᴥ•̥ʔʕ´• ᴥ•̥ʔ


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(´ . .̫ . )(´ . .̫ .)(´ . .̫ . )(´ . .̫ .)(´ . .̫ . )(´ . .̫ .)(´ . .̫ . )(´ . .̫ .)(´ . .̫ . )(´ . .̫ .)(´ . .̫ . )(´ . .̫ .)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coolmoon9

Our grandchildren will have live translator bots and will speak one "common" language. This is such a waste of time...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kuei-Ti

I hope so. Still, we haven't had any AI that can translate things with 100-percent accuracy yet.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sam-Isaac

You good, bro?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mma562704

نِيـــهــاو بين الحاء والهاء.
He hao


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/6vMG

ni hao ya hahahah


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CamanoJ-An

Tomorrow night and sweet dreams


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zbabu

The course is really very effective for those who are thirsty in learning MANDARIN CHINESE. What say guys?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nemi15

Easy. nihaw means Hello


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RemusLupin177748

I cant spell in english properly i put hell intead of hello ;-;


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Czarek967268

Ucze się 8 dni a już mam 3000 xp


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KhalingSil

Lets learn korean


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chilobe

I typed hell


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

谢谢 = thanks = xiè-xie (shié-shié)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TwicefanOncearmy

Xie xie means "Thank You" or Thanks! Or Tysm! (Thanks/thank you so much!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

Thank you so much is more 多谢 and the like.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/beatriz.ta7

Ola todos sao do usa


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Himmel.

hardest language ever.!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danny575588

What the ❤❤❤❤ am I doing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yohanesindonesia

My first Chinese word. <3


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/blxnkdxy

I hope you dont murder my family duolingo! Thank you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ResadAbdul

HELO Men Azerbygania


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabi.latvian

It's realy not easy!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jndF7

Я одна русская


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maruf929216

你是俄罗斯人吗?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DadadaDuck12

Im so thankful im learning chinese and Spanish now i was going to pay classes now i do not have to


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S.K.Rasel

Exclusive language learning


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alitaandza

It is so same type of word


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aidanhartm5

I didn't use ! why is that necessary


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jonah410255

who else put herro just to be racist


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThatBeancow

I wrote 'you good' as the translation and it said I was wrong.... I know it also a greeting or hello..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

It's normal, it's litteral. As Chinese doesn't use writting based on the sound as our alphabets, but writing based on symbols, if you say the symbols that, together make a word, it's like saying are-a-tee, (R.A.T) instead of pronouncing the word "rat" for instance. It has no meaning as a word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bfoshizzle

But in English, we have altogether, but all together also makes sense. Maybe a grammar nazi would yell at you, but I'd argue it should be acceptable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeacefulPearl

It is not "you good" because this would be poor English usage. It is not a greeting also, it is just a greeting. We are not learning lists of words, but words in a context. It is true that the words ni3 你 and hao3 好 mean you and good respectively, but that is not what the question is seeking. It is seeking a useful translation of the greeting ni3hao3 你好. If you walk down the street saying "you good" to people in an English speaking country, you will be miscommunicating.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luana585672

I need the acentuation like: â áã, i . Don't have the mandarim keyboard. Where i can download the mandarim keyboard to moto g phone? So Duolingo can work Well?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

You don't have to put the tones, they are only here to help you to pronounce. Anyway, in this exercise, they asked you to translate in English. = hello.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carpetini

What is the literal translation of nihao? Is something like a good what?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LazyEinstein

The transliteration of 你好(ni hao) is "you good". The English equivalent would be "Hello"; as in, it is used the same way as English speakers use Hello.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duolingo.lrz

Contact information. MY:13308569958


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aba793516

Hao=good ni= you Ni hao= you good


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LazyEinstein

That is the correct transliteration. It is the equivalent of "Hello" in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anagirl17

Please join my Chinese club called Ana's chinese club


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rmnt_drawings

is there any way to see tones?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phb2013

Probably the tones will be shown only on the Pinyin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eittek

Every time I tell myself I'll slow down and finish one course before starting another, Duo brings out another cool language. Chinese Mandarin is pretty cool, thanks Duolingo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathalie663755

EXACTLY! That happened to me. I was trying to test myself out in Spanish since I already know Spanish, and I kinda wanted to try duolingo out. I then started German, and then French. HINT: I havent even started French. Then I get an email that duo now has Chinese so I tried it out. I certainly LOVE duolingo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/billybob1744

since the response to ni hao is hen hao, i would consider the english equivalent how are you, not hello.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evH0U9

I write helo without ! And it was false


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

Hello, not helo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cueryl

I am doing the last level in Chinese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SAS619

Ma ki chuuuuuuuuu mere bete


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/greendotsp

In Mandarin Chinese it is not possible on an English keyboard to give the correct spelling of words. How can this be overcome.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

Don't put the "accents", they are tones, only here to help to know the tones.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachelPunter

Hello! How can I type the tones please?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

You don't need to! Just go into your device's settings to set up a Chinese keyboard and you'll be able to write 你好 in Chinese characters just fine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarisaOum-

I know my answers are correct, but why the system is stucked ? Nihao and Hao aren’t really difficile but I was asked dozens of time to retype again and again


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Benigno423588

how long have we to repeat hao nihao??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IRFAN437431

hi. i can not write tone marks on ni or hao.what should i do?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KimberlynG114560

I think i learned alot of chinese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sujatha824490

Someone help me to type Nihao


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franklin174140

Interesting language really.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sucharitha18

How do I write hao properly?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

好. There's no need to mess around with Pinyin since this course only accepts Chinese characters in most places.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Helenapatt2

I always thought it meant "You Good"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

Literally, yes, the characters 你 and 好 mean "you" and "good". Together, though, they're used as a common greeting, which is why they're translated as "Hello!".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WitterBrooke

"How are you?" is closer to the literal meaning of "you good?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clnoy

However, it's just "hello". One of the ways of asking "how are you" is using the interrogative particle 吗。

  • 你好吗?

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

It's not a question and different language = different logics. You good! = greating in Chinese. :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonathanL91

i typed 'hi' it was correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wublili

Both, hello and hi, are obviously correct as they are synonyms in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonathanL91

the translation was hello


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimGass1

This should also be considered as: "How are you?" or "Are you well?" I believe that would be a more literal and less functional translation, but correct all the same!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

No, that would be ”你好吗?“、“近来可好?”、”别来无恙?“ and so on.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reynhldhen1

has any one passed the first test


[deactivated user]

    Can I say "Hullo!"? "Hullo" is an informal greeting so I want to use it instead of the usual "Hello", but it says "You have a typo".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

    Technically yes, but in general the pool accepted English translations is rather small and unrepresentative of all acceptable ones.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabriela220369

    I can't write nihao with tbe accents


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabriela220369

    My answer is correct


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noah535526

    How come Hola is not accepted?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

    Because that's Spanish, not English.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reynhldhen1

    i have tried almost nine times and it still incorrect


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeff986592

    The moment you see the language you know and do it


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WAFU-Snafu

    Cannot get passed níhǎo. Will not accept my correct answer


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

    correct answer = hello.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AleX._.dskjfslj

    hkuryiiuoyrgeruiiguruigwrugefgdsgfweyfgygefgfrgyfwfgheyfy


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eeveon7

    I keep getting the same two questions over and over again


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

    Yes, it would certainly help if they introduced vocabulary a little more quickly.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Decyde

    "Hallo" should be correct as well as it is just an alternative spelling.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

    Yes, technically so. However, this is Duolingo's Chinese course and the English translations are generally rigid and have a small pool of accepted answers.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eittek

    That's german though.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/legatrix

    Also fine in English, though slightly antiquated now.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cueryl

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