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"再见!"

Translation:Goodbye!

November 16, 2017

506 Comments


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

Zài alone means again and jiàn to see.


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

Zàijiàn see you again - good bye is baibai (拜拜)


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

It should be noted though that 拜拜 is a loanword and is a transliteration of bye-bye.


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

When I first saw it, I thought it was a joke :D baibai :D


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

Baibai equals byebye


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaWright115469

Ok really this keyboard is rubbish it will not let me do stuff not even waaa sometimes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaWright115469

Wha??? Ni bu Xian wo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeytonYoung4

Well,if you ever go to china or see a person who speaks chinese and they are waving bye and saying baibai!, personally i think its self explanatory to know they are saying bye -bye lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaWright115469

Bu na hi Shi ya Lolol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaWright115469

Ok this keyboard will not let me do it was


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

Zài jiàn = 再见


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaWright115469

I know my mum is Chinese mate


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/colebh6

Why are you saying good morning


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

What does that mean


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

In the colloquial language, "拜拜" is written "88" because the pronunciation is almost the same.

(My experience to chat with Chinese people).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sam100637

That is awesome. In Thai the word for 5 is 'ha' so Thais like to type 555 when something is funny.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ouyang602130

In Chinese 5 sounds like cry. So 555 means cry in China. ;p


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

As a native Chinese speaker, I disagree. The pinging for 5 in Chinese is Wǔ, and when you have three of those, they really sound like 'Oh' in my opinion.


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    555 in Thai means ha ha ha


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah655150

    555 in the Philippines is a tuna brand


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

    In spanish its jajajaja ... because j is pronounced like h


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

    Don't "you guys" think we are getting somewhat off-topic?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sebastian.fer

    In Portuguese we use kkk.... and it doesn't even make sense to us


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

    Oh this makes so much since now! I used to see Thai comments on Facebook translated with lots of 5's thinking the translation function was just buggy :-)


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

    It doesn't make too much sense, since in this sense, since should be sense, if you want my two cents... not trying to make too much of a scent here, just so you understand! Oh, I came here to look at what people were saying because I answered with: "see you again" and gat marked incorrect... which is actually incorrect as I am correct.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kpo11691133

    That is a little dob


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

    In Europe, 88 can be used to represent 'Hail Hitler' so I wouldn't recommend using that there.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan912093

    For anyone wondering why, H is the 8th letter in the alphabet


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pedroluisc179894

    What alphabet? In Spanish alphabet is 9th letter ¡ 555 !


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

    Same thing. “Heil” is the German word for “hail”.


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

    This is a BS. I lived in 5 EU states and speak 7 tongues


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samanta488203

    Which languages do you speak??


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

    thanks so much, bits like that are awesomely helpful to me. 88. for byebye, cool. Reminds me of "watch my 6" (may be off a little) for "watch my back." Thanks again.


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

    I also see "881": ba ba yi


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

    81 in Chinese (ba1yi1) is actually baby in Indonesian and Malay (bayi). I don't know why I just thought of this


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K-S-G

    3 in Japan and 4 in Thailand is pronounce like 3 and 4 in Chinese. CJKVT lol


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AutumnAkin1

    So its pronounced eighty eight?


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

    8 is pronounced bā, so two eights in a row is bābā (sounds like bye-bye). The number eighty-eight is actually pronounced bāshíbā.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArthurTsai2

    pronounced byebye


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

    So are you saying that Duo is wrong or that see you again and goodbye is basically the same thing?


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

    再见 is used the same way that "Goodbye, byebye, etc" is used in English. The transliteration of 再见 is "再 = again/once more 见 = to see/meet. So "Again see"


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

    ...and yet, when I type in "See you again" as my answer to "zaijian", I am marked as "incorrect." Hmmm. Fascinating.


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

    That is 再会, many newscasters say that.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/colebh6

    Stop saying good morning


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AutumnAkin1

    You know how sometimes in English we say "see you!" Or "see you later!" as a way of saying goodbye? I think thats what they are doing here, but they use see you later most often maybe?


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

    Even in English we use "See you" and "Bye" interchangeably.


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

    Baibai is more used among young people with friends.


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

    Interesting, thanks!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0Udt8

    不是啦!那不是正确的答案


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0Udt8

    正确的答案不是拜拜


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oben420873

    Thank you for that correction, am just begining to learn Chinese language on my own


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

    再见 is goodbye 拜拜 is a foreign word for bye bye


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaWright115469

    Ummmm no zai jian soz


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/divineE2

    At my school we are taught that "zàijiàn" means goodbye.


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

    Thank you baddy


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MuruganK1

    How to type tone character like 2 nd or 3 rd tone


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/william732420

    use the keyboard setting


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/knight365

    "안녕" as used in Korea as "hi" and "bye".


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

    Actually actual usage of ’sayounara”in Japan is more skin to the English word ”farewell”.

    In Japan is ONLY used when you DON'T intend to see the person again for a Very Long Time, If Ever.

    It's a misnomer fire English speakers to use that word add an everyday ”goodbye”.

    Here are some ways Japanese actually say goodbye: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/japanese/how-to-say-goodbye-in-japanese/

    <h1>4, #5 I'd learn first.</h1>

    Also keep in mind social status is very important in Japan. Phrases and words used are rather situationally dependant on who you are talking to, and your relationship to them..


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/uwu.renise

    My Chinese teacher taught me Zai Jian so......


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

      Zai is again and Jian is to see


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

      I haved sayed záijián ! correctly!


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

      Yep, so the literal translation of 再见 is "see you again". I guess that's one way to remember


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

      The literal translation of 你好 is "you good?". But I think a lot of people might say "你吃了吗". Might have to do with the fact that China has suffered many bouts of famine.


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

      So....see u again!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karis645762

      See you again menas bye!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdgarDomng12

      In Spanish this would be "nos vemos de nuevo".


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

      Thanks! This was very useful


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

      on google translate yeah thats bullsh*t


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kyoko558244

      goodbye


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

      It would be very cool if the tooltip over the word also included a romanzed pronunciation as well as the translation.


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

      Could this also mean "see you again," since zai means "again" and jiàn means "see"?


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

      Exactly. It's like the French "au revoir" or the German "auf wedersehen", they both carry the meaning of seeing or meeting again but nevertheless can also just mean "goodbye".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JerryMcCarthy99

      Not to mention "Do widzenia" and "До свидания" in PL and RU respectively.


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

      до свидания is used usually amond co-workers or said to the persons you respect, for example elders, boss or teachers


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

      zaijian literally MEANS see you againin


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

      Duolingo is nice and all, but it wouldn't worth much without its comment section <3


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

      I really wish that Duolingo would add an option to switch to traditional characters. I'm learning Chinese so that I can live in Taiwan.


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

      They have their similarities, my then classmate learnt by reading novels and guessing the word from the context when encountering an unknown word and could read, though not so much write, most Traditional Chinese characters. What I really wish they'd do is the "dialects" e.g. Teochew, Hokkien, Cantonese, Hainanese, Hakka, Fuchau, etc.


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

      Traditional characters look complicated but they tend to be easier to read as they give more clues about their meaning than simplified ones. I think "You" is much easier to understand than "U" for a English student. (Though "U" is an idiom, not a standard way to say "You").


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SarahBobar1

      I wish they would do Cantonese :(


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OliverBens6

      So would 你好再见 be the correct way to write "Hello goodbye." (just based on what we've learnt so far)?


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

      Can't resist: "don't know why you say '再见', I say '你好'".


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

      As a general greeting and send off, yes. 再见 and 你好 can be used the same as Goodbye and Hello in English.


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

      There's only one option to answer?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K.525

      How to pronounce 再见 (zài jiàn) ?

      Short answer: dz-igh j-ian

      Long answer:

      z in zài is similar to "ds" in “friends”. The tip of your tongue touches the the junction of your upper teeth and your gums slightly.

      ài in zài is like the long I in English. But the tip of your tongue does not touch anything

      j in jiàn is a little difficult. It is similar to the j sound in "just". However, the whole tongue (not only the front part) should raise and press against the roof. Then you release your tongue to let the air come through. Note that your lips are not flared.

      i in jiàn is like the short I in English. But the tip of you tongue does not touch anything.

      àn in jiàn is similar to the "an" in English "and".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marion123966

      thanks for those comments, they are really helpful for beginners :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngelaCapa13

      I have a question, is this Mandarin or Cantonese?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benton.1

      "Zai" sounds like "thigh" or "fai" but not a "z" sound to my ear. Am I hearing it incorrectly or is the "Z" pronounced more like an "f" or "th" sound?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f3JJ7

      It sounds more like Tsai


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

      In pinyin, you have two different sounds [z] and [c], of which [z] is more like [tz], like 't' and 'voiced s' together, while [c] is more like [ts], like 't' and 'unvoiced s'.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tunafish36

      再见means "see you later" which is a form of saying goodbye.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AutumnAkin1

      "See you later" is also accepted


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meizhen10

      I answered: Bye. See you soon. That's both the literal and figurative answer. Which is correct. You need to adjust your language translation abilities to reflect a variety of possible correct answers. I'm becoming very disappointed that your program is not more accurate.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sabrina.Sharmin

      In short, what I understood from the discussion is, separately 再 (zai) means "again" and 见 (jian) means "to see", but when put together 再见 (zaijian) means "goodbye" (NOT "see you again" per se ! ) However the meaning perhaps comes from the concept of saying "see you again" to someone while parting as a warmer gesture instead of goodbye.


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

      That's right, as far as I know. A more formal way of saying "till we meet again" or "see you again" would be 再会 (zai4 hui4), which is commonly heard at the end of the news in lieu of "goodbye" e.g. 祝你有一个愉快的夜晚,再会。 i.e. have a good evening/night, see you again (in tomorrow's evening news).

      Extra info: the pronunciation for the part before 再会 is zhu4 ni2 you3 ge4 yu2 kuai4 de ye4 wan3, off the top of my mind.


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

      How do you pronounce the more formal way of saying goodbye?


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

      I meant to put it, but I forgot. The comment is now edited, thank you.


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

      This question is an automatic win though because there is only one option.


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

      Are there only four tones in Mandarin Chinese? Or is there more?


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

      "再见!" Translation: Goodbye!

      Me: "See you again!" nope. It should work since it's related/similar.

      2019 Sep 1


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

      When you type an answer that you believe should have been accepted, click on the report button at the bottom of the page before you move on, and then mark the choice that says "My answer should have been accepted." Someone will review your answer and determine if it should be added to the list of accepted answers. I agree, Zai4 jian4 再见 is both literally and equivalently translated into English as "See you again." It is also situationally equivalent to the English "Goodbye"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mira759809

      I learned so much more from the comments honestly


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cmdh23

      only ONE option...


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

      Zai means again, jian means see. So a literal translationis "see you again"


      [deactivated user]

        I don't get how there is only one word.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/william732420

        There are two syllables in the one word. Some characters in Chinese are pictographic, which are a word in itself. There are six categories of pictographs which you can probably look up later. Correct me if I'm wrong.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LanguageForLife1

        Can anyone help me with the pronunciation of these?


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

        I think it's like Tzay Jen


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/colebh6

        No it isn't


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

        with "tz" put together so it sounds like a drill


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaya13

        Zai sounds like vai


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessieHuds4

        I am new to this.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessieHuds4

        Sometimes I just get things wrong because I am not used to this


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pszczka10

        Zai jian-goodbye Nihao-hello


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbdulHasee554240

        zàí jíàn it is caract?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nana.san

        No no no, the pinyin is "zài jiàn"


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

        Can i interchange the good, for good in ni hao and good in good bye? Or they are interchangeable?.


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

        There is no "good" in goodbye in Chinese.


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

        they are not interchangeable. for hao jian means good meeting and hao zai means good stay. (Poor definition attempts but that's the best I can manage. plug them into google translate if you want to see)


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

        Is the greeting part only lessons for hello, goodbye and good? 好,你好,再见?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lala7402

        so zaijian meens goodbye but so does baibai? im so confused plz explain


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

        There is more than one way to say goodbye. You can think of it as "words to say when you are parting from someone or from others". So, in English, at parting we might say, "goodbye" or "bye" or "bye bye" or "see you later" or even "ciao" or "adios". Yes, those last two aren't English, but we have borrowed them (loan words), and it is rare to find anyone, in the US at least, who doesn't know their meaning and use those words. So, zaijian=zaihui=baibai. Baibai is a loan word into Chinese from English. It was transliterated into Chinese by using characters that sound like the English word "bye". The pinyin (with tones noted by use of numbers) and characters for these "leave-taking" words are: zai4jian4 再见, zai4hui4 再会, bai4bai 拜拜 (actually, on baibai any tone variation seems to be acceptable). I hope this helps. Although knowing what words translate to literally can be useful, a lot of times it helps to think of what situation the words are used in instead, especially in the area of greetings and leave-takings.


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

        Heyyyy guys im very much new to this language and I cant understand why they don't teach the letters first ........ I cannot understand how to learn all of this


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

        That is because to Chinese people, the characters such as "再见" are letters, and the letters (Called Pinyin) are taught to help English-speaking people to pronounce their "letters". The letters were originally made for the above purpose. Actually, if you want a really cringey song to learn the letters go here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocgsflnEgqY


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lola33666

        4 sounds like death in chinese so its unlucky


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

        yes but 14 and 13 sound like "Want to die" and "Want to eliminate" respectively as well so elevators and apartments don't have those floors.


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

        So it Zai Jian literally means "meet again" or "see you again"...So, it's more like: "see you later"


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

        Huh, I got it wrong. I typed in "Goodbye" and it said i was wrong, correcting me saying it was, "Goodbye!"


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

        The characters need to have pinyin counterparts especially for beginners!!! & more verbalizing practices. This would be helpful & one would be learning not just guessing.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dream-ARMY

        I'm Having a trouble memorising those characters.... Can someone help me please. I heard that there is no alphabet in Chinese.... SO if the characters are to be memorised with the sound... What is the basic set of characters?.. I'm a little lost... Is it like one Kanji character sounds the same in every occasion?... Someone please explain me this...


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

        In the beginning it may seem a bit overwhelming. There are numerous characters in Chinese, and there is really no "basic set" as in how we use letters. For the most part each character sounds the same in every instance. (You will eventually learn a few that have more than one sound; it is rare.) It helps to memorise by trying to write them yourself on a piece of paper. If you do this you may notice a few things that will help you more and more as you go along: characters can be simple or complex, and the simple ones are used to form the complex ones to hint at both sound and meaning. For example, 好 (hao3) means good and is formed from the characters 女 (nǚ)(woman/female) and 子(zi3)(child/son). Neither of these parts hints sound or meaning but it does form a picture in one's mind that can help you to remember the meaning of 好 (hao3). You will see these parts (radicals) used in many other characters, and sometimes (fairly often) they will help with the sound: 马(ma3) means horse and 吗 (ma) marks a question and 妈 (ma1)means mother. Notice that they all have the character for horse 马 (the horse radical). That is hinting at the sound. Notice that the question particle has a small 口 (kou3). That is a "mouth side"; it tells you that this is a grammatical particle or an onomatopoeia or perhaps a "transliteration" of a foreign word or sound, so it helps with understanding the meaning of the word/character. In the word for mother 妈, the character has the two parts (nǚ3) and (ma3). The first hints the meaning and the latter the sound. (Notice it is ONLY a hint.) Listen closely to the speakers and read the hints for help to understand the pinyin system and take the characters slowly as they come. It gets easier once you get used to it.


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

        There are no alternatives other than the correct one?


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

        There was only one option. A child could guess it.


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

        an ape could guess it.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laiba807606

        What does jian mean on its own?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DawnRyan3

        I so love you ❤️❤️


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Althea227887

        There's only one answer on the screen!


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

        There was only one option?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camille727329

        The pinyin should be noted


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

        Is thete an N sound at the end ?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K.525

        Yes, but my tongue tip does not touch the roof.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anastasia743423

        Its a little difficult


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Obi46010

        Why does 'zai' sound like f-eye? Is that how it normally sounds or does it sound like that to untrained ears?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Murtaza633

        Why does the baritone pronounce zái as fai??


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GiancarloA402847

        I love this app now im the smartest kid in my class


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirePhoenix121

        This is a cool language though is it mandrin or something else ziajien


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

        Yes, and it uses simplified Chinese


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

        I'll never be able to use this language, with the speed I'm going at.


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

        hows japanese going?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/methos22

        For zài i hear one using a "z" sound and the other using a "f" sound at the beginning. Which is it?


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

        It is neither; the sound is closer to the "ds" on the end of "beds", but it is at the teeth rather than on the alveolar ridge. Mandarin has several fronted sounds that are rather unlike English; they are often taught in pairs which helps in learning and differentiating them. The pair for /z/ is /c/. /c/ is pronounced like /z/ only closer to the "ts" in "bets"; again, these sounds are further forward in Chinese than in English. The only difference between these two sounds is that /z/ is voiced (uses the vocal chords), whereas /c/ is unvoiced.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheEpicSqu1

        I swear to the lord, im saying goodbye buf it isnt getting through.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Devikac1

        I like its pronouncation very much.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ysabela766023

        Guys i school in Chinese School so i know everything and its so easy ni hao ma?


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

        Do anyobe type Chinese?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/01ada01

        Plz write the pronunciation of each word in hindi or in english ,so that it can be easily understood


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dennis855577

        What's the point of a question with only one answer presented?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AfshanMahmood04

        It shows me 再见 when I translate BYE and SEE YOU AGAIN. So I am guessing 再见 is for both. If it's not please let me know


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

        你好你好吗


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

        Is it wrong to write "see you again" for this sentence? Duolingo thinks so.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bruh245970

        How come sometimes zai is pronounced with an f sounding like fai


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

        I am typing 再见!Why won't it accept?


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

        On this question, it is seeking the translation (English), not the characters nor the pinyin.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gurjeet709289

        I am sorry I type wrong


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

        I don't know speak ingles


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaWright115469

        I'm I know this I'm just doing this for fun, my mum is Chinese, my dad is English.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaWright115469

        Hellooo Really I'm just doing this for fun I actually know it all


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaWright115469

        Ok really I should stop now... But I will not..! Ha ha ha


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

        I put byebye its wrong for some reason


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertoCar592883

        Bye bye fields look into it. Wa sen tzien in hell ❤❤❤❤❤.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KhushiAgar306773

        I'm confused in the words


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James288856

        Xie hue piao piao


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/itewwww08

        Hi anjing ada orang indo gk??


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nana.san

        Have a bad memory of this "再见".... Lol the 1st comment's replies are crazy...(笑)


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

        I am first time China read language


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Debbie243175

        Why does the male voice pronounciation and the female voice pronunciation sound different especially when it comes to this word?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/venisha693647

        How should i start writing chinese


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrinitiBur1

        i just want to talk to my boyfriends mom-


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mmm99tunas

        They really should make this a little harder Come on, there is only one option


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

        The male audio says something like "fai.tshyen" and the female says something like "tsa.tsyel" I know writing the pronunciation with English letters not ideal but my point is the two sound so different


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda5682

        There was just one option lol


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShahnuKhan1

        I don't understand the language, please write in Hindi.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.kb9G1A

        我本就是中国人


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luis700572

        Why is their one anserw


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luis700572

        This is so easy so so easy


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mayur17853

        Very confusing words


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NhtLm504714

        Why there only one answer to pick bruhhh


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harsh880770

        Zaijian means good bye


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

        Why is only one option available? lol Are you afraid we are that bad at Chinese that we might chose the wrong option, if there was more than one available?


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

        你好, 再 见


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TumpaKundu1

        What is the mining


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Radius508781

        Please help me more im soo confused of learning Chinese but i want to still learn it :(


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stevewoo4

        You failed my wife; she is native Chinese.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stevewoo4

        After failing this I asked native Mandarin speakers-- the app failed TWO native Mandarin speakers.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stevewoo4

        App failed a native Mamdarin speaker.


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

        Makes sense ive seen them say bai bai on the phone in chinese dramas


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bitchdog317

        What the ❤❤❤❤ is happening pls-


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SohanSingh852856

        What is mean of this words


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

        Ainownownlqnkq jnala ja ka ja kw n


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

        you have words dear boy!!!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zephyr.r

        I have only one heart left, and Duo gives me this phrase.


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

        What's the 再 mean alone


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

        in this context it literally means "again".


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zendaya815247

        I did right but it didnt accept


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mackenzie76374

        Are the symbols written in any particular way or do you just have to memorise each one?


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

        Yes im sorry, im typo


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.DRnA2B

        What will be the meaning of tesgyvxesxcghhg


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

        What is the meaning of ziàn


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeacherLiceo2018

        I understand jiàn like it tiàn but I don't know


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatelynnCi1

        Goodbye wow that hard to pronounce for me


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fabio986

        They could put at least 2 options


        [deactivated user]

          There should be at least two options to pick. This is needed for learning.


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

          I think Duolingo should add more options to add more of a challange.


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

          apparently 'bai' doesn't work QwQ oof found out the hard way


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judi_3

          I did a typo and it said I am wrong I said giidbye


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valerio.burba

          Ho scritto uguale e l'uccello mi dice sbagliato -mai credere agli uccelli


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nami7497__

          If everyone agrees that zài jiàn means like see you later, why Duolingo doesn’t change it?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yusuf_2008

          zai is baibai / goodbye


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kim994386

          한국님 없나요..........


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

          In Persian خداحافظ


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frank703915

          Only one choice? Kinda easy, no? No thought involved!


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peque357465

          Vuol dire godd bye


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ismail100089

          I'm luving this language!


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

          Damn, that was hard.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kristina483405

          Only one word!What could it be.......?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andre874056

          This loves me pick up with the world of this house me to keep up the words allows me I keep up with the words thank you


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nic199075

          Cannot write "jian" in chinese keyboard


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Payton575501

          I have never learned chinese its kinda hard


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/uniq68

          Can I hear my voice that was recorded?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HalfMoon602569

          Zai alone mean what,,,same jian


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

          Zàijiàn can also mean see you again in first place so please add it to duolingo


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kylekyle729963

          ‘’一個6的是否有


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

          Wow this app is my type


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElenaLucile23

          ...???!!! I said it correct!


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

          Gawdayumm this ❤❤❤❤ hard af


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonathanRu745545

          why doesn't cya work? lol


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

          i dont understand why you cant write it in Pinyin.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M0253

          A bit difficult


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

          GraphQL Angular2 Postgres stack


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

          I was trying to leave a comment about some problems with your app, but by the time that I got to this section of it, I have lost all meaning and context, not only that, but my data is continually and mysteriously dissapearing.


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

          How do I search this thread?


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

          Additionally, how do I do integrations with google drive?


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

          Why isn't there a scroll down button for these threads?


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

          Why isn't there a share with duolingo in your threads?


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

          I want to be able to share a screenshot with my peers, however I cannot. There doesn't seem to be a share with Google drive option.


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

          When you use the word bank, it's too easy, you just have one option, you should add more so we can learn more effectively


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

          I don't think that the writers of the program will notice your remark here. Perhaps there is another place you could make that recommendation. As you move through the beginning lessons, and learn more vocabulary it will become harder though 。


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elizabeth2534

          It is March 22nd 20/20 and it only gives me one option.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kat524347

          I love how you can choose a language and learn how to speak it to go to that country I think or just have fun with it.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert925558

          I wish there was such thing as a writing practice


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

          Yellowbridge.com has animation for any character in their dictionary and the rules for writing characters. If you don’t have a practice noteboook with a grid for writing characters, there are printable grids available online. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can use any paper and mark it off into squares and the diagonal lines until you get used to the spacing within a character. After that you can use any graph paper or lined paper to help you keep it neat, if needed. It is helpful to make a notation of the pinyin for every character you learn and practice saying it as you write. Also practice words or phrases using the character in groups as you learn them. As you run into new characters that are similar, practice them at the same time noting the differences.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/colebh6

          NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. NEVER


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

          zàijiàn 再见 goodbye/see you again 你好 nihao hello (my computer does not have the correct accents)


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michell927241

          I don't know a word and wanna learn. Who wants to practice with me?


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

          I think the same exercise should be keep on repeating until a person learns


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

          So hard this exercise


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yopie15

          First time try to lear pinyin, get me frustated


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yopie15

          Anyone first time learn pinyin, get me frustated..


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

          ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayu59427

          It was awesome so awesome ilove this game so much this is so fun


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

          good bye is baibai (拜拜)


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

          Bai means white so whitewhite


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

          White is a different bai 白


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

          That's 白白 which means in vain, all for nothing, to no avail.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaya13

          It's a loan word


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

          Thank you Smashcookie-it hasn't been indicated on the translation answer(in e.g. brackets). 'Good' appears to be 'hao' from the preceding example.


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

          I'm from Argentina and I teach English, but I changed everything to be able learn Chinese


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

          I don't know if this connects to the question I had (it was about 再見 - Goodbye, for the record), but the question I had asked me what the characters meant (btw, I use traditional when typing) but only gave me ONE option.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spac3_trass500

          But how do the people write in chinese ?


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

          With a pencil and paper just like they do in English.

          Seriously, though, we practice from young whenever a new word is encountered, reading it aloud in class, writing it at least seven times, with it's 汉语拼音、部首 and others then form a sentence with it and there are spelling tests.

          Practice makes (something close to) perfect.


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

          How can i wtite zaijian


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

          It's not really a challenge when there is only one option to choose from.


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

          i can't tell if 见 has one syllable or two


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

          It is one syllabe. There is no stop between the i and the a sounds, they are a glide. When some people say jian they may at times pull that glide longer and more distinctly, as when speaking slowly, but there is not a stoppage of the airflow so as to create two syllables.


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

          I am the only that was given only Goodbye in options?


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

          No, I was given the option of Goodbye only too. I think Duolingo should add more options to choose from for more of a challange


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HughCampbe5

          zaijian is good bye look it up


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lorindan6

          My 8 year old can do it


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kc72WU

          Learn sooo much from this


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeneralAus1

          What is I love you in Chinese


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/o-chefe

          我爱你/我愛你,it's in later lessons


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

          My Chinese friend years ago said something like "wo ai ni", that I can remember. Someone please tell me if I am wrong.


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

          they said "I love/like you". This could mean they like you as a friend, or it could also mean they have a crush on you.


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

          I did write goodbye but wrongly "good by"


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

          wow so much comments :D


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christophe803197

          This lesson seems to contain literally two words lol


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julissa442607

          But, what it means in english????????


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/studybug1004

          we have a no choice


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

          Why is see you again wrong


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emma822949

          Thankyou comment below this app doent thech thous words


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

          It would be helpful if new words showed the symbol and pinyin versions of the word selected


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

          that was easy I only had to pick one word.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gengen-456-hay

          who would dare to assume other wise -_-'


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

          Why is this discussion so long...... Its killing my phone, nvr thought anyone would care this much over my petty incident with duolingo errors


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SnowyVulpi1

          It sound like tian which is also related to tian tian qu la


          [deactivated user]

            I want more hints! why there is only one hints?


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

            its just goodbye for me and im dieing


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sona228872

            Chinnese ia hard


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

            I know but you have to learn to succeed.


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

            too many symbols in this language


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

            how do i cancel or drop from this course?


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

            We say goodbye in chinese, zài jian usually does not use in conversation with native speakers


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

            Is it important to be able to spell and read the English version?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/suli783652

            It's only one option, i can directly answer it


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

            i wish the pronunciation was correct (as far as tones go) rather than reading it as though it were a list of words.


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

            再见!= See you!, It's correct. 再见!= Bye!, It's correct.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/studybug1004

            고를 게 없네요ㅎㅎ we have a no choice


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adw0RC

            I'm writing it correct, however I can't put the marking on both a, therefore can't progress, any an idea how to?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eford15

            Im literally pronouncing it correctly


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

            I cant ❤❤❤❤ it up can i bit the water fall


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wesley997674

            I have typed zàijiàn but it wont accept it , why ?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dex-The-Elf

            It wants the english translation meaning it wants the words 'Goodbye'


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

            I typed in Zaijian Zai jian and Zàijiàn and they all return errors. Imma report that one.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alanis116528

            HFybubgkhbjhmvkybjsftkxy


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASSOGBA72584

            I'm funning within


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

            I am seeing 再见 as a prompt, but there is only one option from which to choose! Not much of a test. :/


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

            Why only give the option goodbye?


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

            Please join my Chinese club called Ana's chinese club the code Is 2A6ANA


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

            It would be better for you to start your own discussion thread and explain what it is about there.


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

            whenever i hear Zai it sounds like Thigh to me


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carter.ag

            Me too. It may be that the tongue is held slightly differently than it is for the English z or th, but it sounds closer to a th to us.

            Ok, I did some checking...z in pinyin is phonetically best represented as ts, like the tsitsi fly (practice saying cats and then leaving off the ca and you'll get the hang of using ts at the beginning of a word). http://www.zein.se/patrick/chinen8p.html has a good guide for pronunciation of pinyin letters.


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

            Actually, "c" sounds like "ts". "Z" sounds like "dz".


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mariel571701

            im new and i need help


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

            Where did it teach that this was “goodbye” before asking in English. Same with “hello”. I’m doing this on a smartphone. Am I missing part of the lesson?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AutumnAkin1

            I'm doing this on a phone too. You just have to tap the word to get the translation if you don't already know it. It's not missing, that's just how Duolingo teaches.


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

            There is only one bar to click on lol


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

            I don't know if it's my ears, but I am clearly hearing FAI JIEN, and Jian alone sounded to me like JIANI


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/someone48061

            It always shows me the awnsers ??????????


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

            You ask us for the meaning in English before its even taught? yes i know you can hover over the character at the top but you should teach us the translation before testing us.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roman2095

            That's how Duo teaches languages.


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

            Please join my Chinese club called Ana's chinese club the code is 2A6ANA


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

            我需要用中文学习abc


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piergiorgi665054

            Arrivederci (a rivederci= a vederci di nuovo)


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alicia754435

            you know when you learn i word and then it comes up with you writing the meaning of i don't know how were suppose to know it


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErdalErdoa48

            Oldu, hadi ben kaçar.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Muhammadis316015

            Allah reward you all. I understand now.


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

            Goodbye Chinese!!!


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

            ,xçvbbn.t Y Yy.wt.qt.rnbhfdzz


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

            what shall i study after chinese


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

            pls. tell e what to study


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dane358388

            Study Japanese after Chinese. A lot of the writing is similar since Japanese initially adapted the Chinese symbols.


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

            Yeah, except for the other 2-ish scripts that Japanese uses.


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

            Please, open a discussion on the general forum.


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

            I said bye felicia, should it still count?


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

            I just guess and get it corect


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

            That's not learning

            Learn Chinese in just 5 minutes a day. For free.