Video Lesson: Greetings (Part II)

When you say “how are you?” to your Chinese friends, they may not respond by saying “Wǒ hěn hǎo.” or “I’m fine.” That’s not wrong, but just not so authentic. You might hear them saying “I am doing OK” or “I am just so so.” Why? Because Chinese people usually tend to be modest, and keep a low profile, even if they are doing super great.

Exercises in the Video:

1. A: Hi! I heard you got a new boyfriend. Zuìjìn zěnmeyàng?
    B: …
    What’s the best answer? Please choose the best answer.
    A. Xíng!
    B. Hái kěyǐ!
    C. Wǒ hǎo!
2. A: Hǎo jiǔ bú jiàn! Zuìjìn zěnmeyàng?
    B: Hái xíng! Nǐ zěnmeyàng? Are you still with John?
    According to dialogue, which of the following choice is true?
    A. They met yesterday.
    B. They are friends.
    C. They don’t know each other.

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