"Good!"

Translation:好!

November 20, 2017

276 Comments


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

For a beginners course surely you should use pinyin.


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

Thank you. Normally, jumping right into a language Duo Lingo style is great! - However for this, I felt first some fundamentals should be learned. lol.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ishu870396

Exactly....thats a bit hard to learn


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

I'd like to say that hao (sorry, Mandarin is not available on my keyboard) also means okay.


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

I started learning Chinese not with 你好 or pinyin. I learned stuff like 一二三四五(12345) first and Im sure it's probably more basic. Besides its kind of a waste of time doing a whole chapter of 你,好 &你好。


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

Cómo escribiste los caracteres, gracias


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yuna652094

Yes you are right which country of you are


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ihcq9

Find the letter b in Good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good goob


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

This is a learning app. It's not meant for games.


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

Found it last letter last word


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E.L.I.5000

so dumb you are supposed to learn a language


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

The last one. That was easy!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matheus666393

Would be cool if you could switch between pinyin and zhuyin.


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

Yeah, 主音 would be something new for me.


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

Yeah i definitely cant type that correctly on a chinese keyboard.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MackHughes1

Is this similar to romaji for Japanese? The consensus in that community is that romaji is a crutch that will hinder you later on. But, as Japanese kanas almost always sound the same, it may be different.


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

yep, it's sorta like romaji, but with the chinese syllabic tones!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MiyaraYuki1518

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alison321696

How nice? Are you here just to insult people?


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

Pinyin is a way of writing Chinese characters using the english alphabet and accent marks, im no professional so correct me if im wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Molly457357

woah you are smart


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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vidonia4

I dont understand how this works im only 9


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

I'm 25, and I have no idea what's going on.


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

I'm 40, still no idea.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Molly457357

im 8 and I know,like most of this


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreshL2Beamer

most people are 2 years older than they are now in this section


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CreeperBoy101

haha im 9 and i know


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryan9632

You need to memorize what the symbols look like and what they sound like. It's like learning the alphabet all over again, except a lot harder


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ADO278496

I'm 21 and this is my 4th time downloading this app (because that's how many times I've given up on it).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rhi174857

Oosh ive done that too


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

No, you'd given up on it 3 times, but you were on your 4th try when you wrote that.


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

It's OK I'm only 11


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

I act like im 11 does that count


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

Same here! I' with you, Vidonia! I' m 11 and trying it to. Keep it up!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ella678280

24 and no idea. I really dont know wherr i should start from.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jelliott81

The only way I can get it to work is to use the word bank option on my computer.


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

Im 9 too and im flying it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sophia778639

Im 9 and im 2nd place in bronze leage


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ryan686938

Honestly, when we did intensive language courses in China, you learn pinyin for one lesson, and that was it. You learn the pinyin of a character, but the most important is the tones of the character (especially when speaking).

Pinyin is basically the letters that represent each character. I really recommend everyone to find an online lesson and learn the pronunciation and grouping of pinyin first! (It really helps later on)


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

Can you recommend an on line lesson?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreshL2Beamer

maybe take a trip to china


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abel52652

Wish there was a small button that show you how to write the character


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IrisYueh1

and it would be better if they also had a feature where you could also practice writing the characters


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SammyLee2

I like Duo's Japanese course to teach hiragana, I think it would benefit learners here to learn basic brush strokes for simplified Chinese characters.

As a Hong Kong speaker I'd also like the option to switch to traditional characters as that's the way I've learnt to read and would like to maintain my studies.


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

I agree. What I plan to do is that I write the character in a page in a binder over and over again so I get used to it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Terence364703

Learn characters right away. You'll thank yourself later.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ethical.Sun

☀️ the roman transcription for chinese. Fir example «Nǐ hǎo» is the pinyin for «你好»


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NatashaSha386361

So pinyan is basically transliteration?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabor9921

Yes, pinyin is the most widespread Western (Latin) transliteration of Chinese.


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/Gingerbread123

Hao - Good

Nihao - Hello

Zaijian- Goodbye


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

Write the character by yourself, you will learn faster and gain more understanding. This language is really unique, it has 4 different tones which give different meaning as it applies to a character. Learn how to write and speak it. Soon you will master it.


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

Hi. I have a question concerning this course. I have a method of my own to study Chinese. I would like to study Chinese without the characters to an intermediate levels. Could this course be modified in a way that one could study it through by writing Pinyin when Chinese script is required?

I have also another question: I already know some basic Chinese with Pinyin: Maybe some 500 words or so. I don't know exactly. I would like to write with Pinyin with my Chinese friends. I don't want it to transform into Chinese characters. How could the all the tones be written with my Finnish keyboard setting? I have tried to find for hints from internet but I haven't found anything. I already can write the second and the fourth tone with a letter and a mark combination, for example: à and á. When I write Chinese I need to write the third tone upside down with my keyboard: â. And the first tone I just mark like a1: So for example. Jin1 tian1 wô zài xué hànyû gen1 wô de péngyou.


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

Not sure if I understand correctly, but you can select Chinese keyboard software from the language settings of your computer or smart phone. Its better to type characters directly with them, since you know their hanyupinyin it will be a little easier, it's better for your language learning journey in the long run anyway.


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

I love this app


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

The pronunciation of the diacritics reminds me of crescendos and descendos in music. It makes it easier to learn for me :-)


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

i write "棒" , But this is wrong


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

bang could also work. if one puts hao and bang together to form haobang, it means good


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KarinaAlej614694

Estoy de acuerdo con ustedes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uriel991356

I think is grate to start with níh, háo & níhháo and not with numbers well thats my opinion


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

Note that there is no h in the pinyin for 你. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreshL2Beamer

im pretty sure you spell 'grate' great


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/randomguy4ever

Pictographs are a challenge for word letter based languages like english (indo-european) L1 speakers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andrea616878

Freaking amazing!!


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

I want to know ... from where i should start learn chinases cuz dolingo it start with words ... iam so lost


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

why not use pinyin if you are a beginner


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frisk524915

I'm 14, it really isn't that hard. Try taking notes and make flashcards if you're really determined to learn it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Molly457357

I started learning chinese because after I wached fresh off the boat I loved the chinese culture more than my own


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreshL2Beamer

i started learning Chinese when i was born


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dmbella29

It is.a little hard but you can do it


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

I don't know!:(:#


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/foram943920

Please get first with Chinese alphabets to get familiar


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

There's no alphabet for Chinese, but the characters are still systematic. See my post for more details: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/37165405?comment_id=37167582


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

I don't have a keyboard that can write in Chinese on my phone


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

I don't have Chinese characters on my keyboard, so I use Pinyin


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vkSi12

I learned chinese and one time i go to the China


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreshL2Beamer

i dont think its the china, just china


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eugenie611427

Easy to learn how to say good


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

honestly i dont think we need to spend so long on learning "good" "hello" "you"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HallePerez1

My phone doesnt have the accents and thats what im getting wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aso707785

I just started ,but already want to die ‌‌


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucasBee2

Well... Hau i got confused with ni. Hau sounds like hello


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NurUllah550724

অনেক কঠিন


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NourMohame540470

I only wrote 女子 This means good and I wrote it and he said that it is wrong


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

女子 means "female" and contains 2 characters: 女 and 子. 好 is 1 character.


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

Wow this app is very amazing for my self


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mee52231

Practise makes you perfact.Language learning is treasure.So earn it even how is it .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jay709846

So hello is just you good?


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

I love this! It was recommended to me and it works great


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

Maybe wrong answers should be right answers


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/candy671094

I am not not getting it in india's chat


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

Duo lingo is best to know languages i have learn almost Chinese app is best to all children to know different languages


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

Can't type in Chinese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/l3araujo

You have to configure your keyboard. If you are a beginner like me, use the buttons at the bottom to complete the activity. I hope soon we will be able to use the pinyin way :)


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

How do you type Chinese?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jen795905

Down load the keyboard for your phone


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

Но где же пиньинь, господа?


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

i can't change it to chinese keyboard


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

lúc 1 ô vuông lúc 2 ô vuông thì làm kiểu gì đây !!!~


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

how am i supposed to type that out


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gingerbread123

Hao - Good

Nihao - Hello

Zaijian - Goodbye


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gowther_513

The chinese translation for "Good" is the same correct answer for "Hello"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

Good is 好 (hao) Hello is 你好 (ni hao- you good)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreshL2Beamer

no, good and hello are different meanings, that goes with chinese as well


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

Sometimes people greet each other with 好 (你 omitted); it happens to be of the same character for "good."


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

Zaijian everyone, this is so hard


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annisty5

Yeeeessssssssssssss this is so hard


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m4try0shk4

it's Mandarin or Cantonese?


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

How do you write my name in chineese?


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

Can i just get a Chinese girlfriend to speak foreign language up and down my home lol


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

I wish i would be 11


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

I don't get it. The male voice speaks the same words as the female, but it sounds different. Really, why?


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

I dont understand why


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

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truptimaye5

In hao how i get a???


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

Do all men and women in China pronounce things differently? The guy sounds like "Howooo" (I exaggerate) and the woman sounds like "Ha"!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E.L.I.5000

josh joshua josher


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

l was wrong about that!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sunny175095

I don't know how to write that chinese character!!


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

I can speek chinese but i can't reading.


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

so it's pronounced as ha not ha-w


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J720722

I'm learning mandarin but screen says otherwise. Can you fix please


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

Can't we just pearn pinyin or zhuyin, i can't white a word in srokes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivek768927

I learning chines lenguag But is so tuff


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HngPhan491702

No ,I don 't speak China


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabeeka4

Thank i am from pakistan but live malaysia so i am 12 years old but i learn chines thank you duolingo is my very help thanks you


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

Lol how is this any different from anything else? Try Hungarian if you like having difficulty :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maggie353281

What is Pinyin exactly...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SAGUN87981

How can i ask my questions??


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

Cannot understand


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaithanya248363

I the Chinese language on my key board


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katya824210

Я не понимаю


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZunairaMar2

What is pinyin ,in the course of learning chinese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.twExsg1

Superb duolingo bro


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.twExsg1

Superb duolingo bro


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

is this traditional or simple hanzi?


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

Quien puede escribir los caracteres chinos desde el celular?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.0HHljC

What is the meaning of nî


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoshuaSchw994705

it didnt tell me you had to write in Chinese


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

What does that mean DUDE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJCastro11

你好 你=You 好=Good


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.Y50xFs

Like Japanese course you should add lettering


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidCampb210198

I tried hao and it said it wasn't correct. But it is. So, why is it saying that it's not?


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

Did you translate or just put the pinyin? Bcos they are asking 4 translation


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Its easy to learn with DUOLINGO


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Memrise is better!


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Yes, it very easy


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Hello my names haylee king


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

We are all gonna die


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

你好。你吃了饭吗?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sunny175095

How do you did that??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuanCalder221022

this course is fkng imposible


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

いぉヴェ用あっ


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WyattHammo1

I think It just find


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

Awesome* (sorry)


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

I see all square average in the duplicated .


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

ya i don't think that Chinese would be that good of a language for me to learn


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

This is too confusing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelFin471472

how can I type in "chinese" with a roman/english keyboard?


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

Enable it in Windows/OS.


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

Change ur keyboard


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

this is stupid, why should we have to change our keyboard layout each time when we want to practice chinese? solely because duo lingo does not work with pin yin like it should.


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

My computer allows me to switch between English and Chinese by pressing the shift button for about three seconds. Besides, I think its easier to use than if duolingo were to somehow enable 拼音 input


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

I dunno go ask duo instead of telling other peeps


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SzaboAttil17

This language is fckng hard


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GbFG8

िमपमपभढष


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TERRANCE945428

I DONT KNOW HOW TOO MAKE MY KEY BOARD DO CHINESE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/12bz_trenchcoat

If you're on Windows 10: Go to the Settings, select Time and Language, and then Region and Language on the side. Click "Add a language" and search for Chinese. (If I'm correct, this is simplified Chinese, China.) If you want to add handwriting as a function, click on the added language, options, and download "Handwriting." Then restart your computer. You should be able to change the language you type in on the taskbar.

If you run something that isn't Windows 10, you can look it up, or do something similar in Control Panel, I assume.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

What if the person is on a phone?


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अीसीका


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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/suzen90

I chose ni hao. But it isnt correct. What does ni hao mean?


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

Ni means you Háo means good Technically you wouldn't reply with just háo but... Eh. Ni hao means hello, but it literally means "you good!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evan773

It means hello,not good!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lethalspartan76

why couldn't you say Hao? hao is pinyin for good.


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

Because thy are asking for hello, not just good.


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

My bad, I thought I was on a different question. I think they want the actual symbols, not pinyin so you learn actual Chinese.


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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LindaChi4

    this is for learning!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kawaii_03liz

    this is kinda hard for me!!


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      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TERRANCE945428

      TRANSLATION FROM ENGLISH TO CHINESE I DONT KNOW HOW TOO MAKE THEM SIGNS


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Terence364703

      If you can find caps lock, then you should be able to type Google in your browser window as well and then ask there. Voila, your problem is solved.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tsewang11

      I just cant read chinese language.


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

      Please be nice


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

      Please stop it. Don't be a 笨蛋 Or a傻瓜


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