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05:49 Jul 26, 2001
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: english
how are you.. what do you mean

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na你好(您好). / 你是什么意思?(你的意思是?)dugang7474
naEnglish 英语
Donglai Lou



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English 英语

how are you 您好!
what do you mean. 您是什么意思?

Donglai Lou
Local time: 13:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 528
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你好(您好). / 你是什么意思?(你的意思是?)

How are you? -- 你好. or 您好. pronounced "knee how" and "kneen how" respectively. "kneen how" is a more polite way for greeting than "knee how". When you greet an elder or someone you don't know his age, you'd better use "kneen how". On the other hand, it's OK for you to say "knee how" to those much younger than you.

What do you mean? -- 你是什么意思? or 你的意思是?
pronounced "knee shi shan ma yee si" and "knee de yee si shi" respectively.

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