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Explanation: 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.