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disscussion for difficult phrases/words

May 11, 2018



I have a problem with translation for hello. I actually know nihao is good day, which is not translated in english as such because english speakers use hello or good morning, good day being awkward. Also, CLASSIC chinese use zhao hua hao for night time (as the english use the morning only) as good night, and here is used an expression that would be pretty close, which is not polite. I can not actually find a real equivalent in english. One note: english is my secondary language

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你好does not mean 'good day', more like 'hello', 'how are you', 'how do you do'.

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