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Answer to the Exercise on Chinese Crossword Puzzle (Intermediate)

Aug. 14, 2014

Answers

1.好 (hǎo)
2.不 (bú)
3.仰 (yǎng)
4.到 (dào)
5.很 (hěn)

After finishing the Chinese crossword puzzle we will have learned five Chinese greetings. They are:

Nǐhǎo!
你好!
Hello!

“你好!(Nǐhǎo!) Hello!” is one of the most frequently used greetings in China. On most occasions when you meet someone, you can say “你好!(Nǐhǎo!) Hello!”

Example

Lucy: Nǐhǎo, Zhāng Fēng.
Lucy:你好,张       丰。
Lucy: Hello! Zhang Feng.

Zhāng Fēng: Nǐhǎo, Lucy.
张        丰:   你好,Lucy。
Zhang Feng: Hello! Lucy.

Hǎo jiǔ bú jiàn!
好    久  不 见!
Long time no see!

If you haven’t seen a person for a long time, the next time you see him, you can say “好久不见!(Hǎo jiǔ bú jiàn!) Long time no see!” to express your happiness at being reacquainted.

Example

Rose: Betty,  hǎo jiǔ bú jiàn! Nǐ shì shénme shíhou cónɡ Zhōngguó huílái de?
Rose:Betty,好 久 不 见! 你 是   什么       时候     从       中国       回来  的?
Rose: Betty, long time no see! When did you come back from China?

Betty: Sān tiān qián.
Betty:三  天    前。
Betty: Three days ago.

Jiǔyǎnɡ
久仰
I’ve heard so much about you.

Literally, “久仰(jiǔyǎnɡ)” means to have admired someone for a long time. It is usually used in a formal occasion. You can also say: “久仰久仰!(Jiǔyǎng jiǔyǎng!)”

Example

Zhāng Lì: Bob,  zhè shì wǒmen de CEO Yú Mǐn.
张       丽:Bob,这 是    我们   的   CEO 俞  敏。
Zhang Li: Bob, this is our CEO Yu Min.

Bob: Yú xiānsheng, jiǔyǎng jiǔyǎng!
Bob:俞     先生,    久仰     久仰!
Bob: Mr Yu, I’ve heard so much about you.

Jiàndào nǐ hěn gāoxìnɡ!
见到       你  很     高兴!
Glad to meet you!

In China, if you meet a person for the first time, you can say “见到你很高兴!(Jiàndào nǐ hěn gāoxìnɡ!) Glad to meet you.”

Example

Lǐ Míng: Zhào Yīng, zhè shì wǒde péngyou Linda.
李  明: 赵      英,  这  是   我的    朋友      Linda。
Li Ming: Zhao Ying, this is my friend Linda.

Zhào Yīnɡ: Jiàndào nǐ hěn ɡāoxìng!
赵       英: 见到      你  很   高兴!
Zhao Ying: Glad to meet you!

Wǒ hěn hǎo!
我  很    好!
I’m fine!

As a Chinese greeting, Chinese people often use “我很好!(Wǒ hěn hǎo!)” to say “I’m fine.”

Example

Lǐ Píng: Nǐ zuìjìn zěnmeyàng?
李  萍:你   最近    怎么样?
Li Ping: How are you?

Tom: Wǒ hěn hǎo!
Tom:我  很   好!
Tom: I’m fine.

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