Before we take a deep dive into Chinese conversations, let’s get some basics down. This lesson will teach you how to say hello, goodbye, see you tomorrow and other useful phrases in Chinese.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Chinese (Mandarin)“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Saying Hello and Goodbye

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Hello / Bye你好!nǐ hǎo!
Good morning / Good Day早上好
zǎo shàng hǎo
rì ān!

Good evening晚上好!wǎn shàng hǎo!
Good night晚安!wǎn ān!
Welcome! (informal)欢迎您!huān yíng nín!
Welcome! (formal)欢迎您!huān yíng nín!
Welcome back!欢迎回来!huān yíng huí lái!


Goodbye!再见了!zài jiàn le!
Sleep well!睡好!shuì hǎo!
So long!再见!zài jiàn!
See you tomorrow!明天见!míng tiān jiàn!
Farewell!再见!zài jiàn!
Get out of here!走开!zǒu kāi!
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