wan is techincally evening, so wouldn't good evening also be a possible answer?
Good evening would be 晚上好.
The difference between evening and night is non-existent in Chinese. 安 (peace) actually implies that you are going to sleep and will have no more activities.
Elsewhere in this lesson, they've been using 早安 to mean good morning. That doesn't sound like no further activities! :–)
But 晚安 is what you say to people when you are parting ways for the night to go home and go to bed.
Thanks! I was wondering this exact detail
安 ān also means safe (ty) as far as i can tell.
It's pretty common in Chinese for one word to mean several different things. 吃饭 can mean "eat rice" or just "eat".
Makes sense: woman under roof
thank you, im having trouble with this
晚安 is used a lot in Taiwan, and 晚上好 is used a lot in mainland China. Both have the same meaning.
The relationship between 早安 and 早上好 is the same as above.
晚安is good night and 晚上好is good evening or have a good evening but 早上好 and 早安 mean the same
The pronunciation sounds a bit weird with the n' s pronounced very softly. Is it on purpose?
Yeah, this one was difficult to hear correctly
OK. Here is the skinny: syllable final "n" is often realized as a simple nasalization of the preceding vowel, just like some other languages such as Portuguese or French. [wan an] becomes [wã ã].
To me it even sounds like Wǎl'āl. I'm reporting it ... unless somebody tells me that it's just the guy's accent.
You just don't pronouncethe n that much it is almost not there
Yes, same connotation!
Why is good evening not accepted?
"Good evening" is a kind of "hello," in English, while "good night" is a kind of "goodbye."
晚安 is a "goodbye."
Stupid technical glitches. The check button is too close to the "back" button for correction. I hate getting marked wrong for a stupid tech glitch. You press it one more time for correction and it goes off as if you entered it
For the colloquial greeting "Morning!" you can just say "zao3", can you do the same with "wan3"?
For us country/Australian folks, G'night apparently isn't acceptable here
Nothing happen give another lesson
Yes good evening should be accepted!
can we cannot say "good evening"!!??
This will help me to confuse my indian friends