你好

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("you") +  ("good").

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Interjection[edit]

你好

  1. Hi, hello.

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 你好 (nǐhǎo, hi).

Interjection[edit]

你好 (hiragana にいはお, katakana ニイハオ, romaji nīhao)

  1. (informal, rare) hi, hello (usually in the Chinese context)
    • 1967, リービ英雄, 我的中国, Page 221
      你好 (ニーハオ)」と (そう)はすこし (おどろ)いた表情 (ひょうじょう) (こた)えた。
      "Nīhao" to sō wa sukoshi odoroita hyōjō de kotaeta.
      The monk said "Nihao", looking a little suprised
    • 1985, 山崎豊子, ”虱”だらけの指導者・胡耀邦 in 『山崎豊子全集19 大地の子(一)』, 2005, Page 605
      小学校帰 (しょうがっこうがえ)りの (あか)いスカーフを (むな)もとに ()いた児童 (じどう)たちに出会 (であ)い、你好 (ニイハオ)!と (こえ)をかけると、どこでも你好 (ニイハオ)!と挨拶 (あいさつ) (かえ)って ()
      shōgakkō gaeri no akai sukāfu o munamoto ni maita jidō tachi ni deai, nīhao! to koe o kakeru to, doko demo nīhao! to aisatsu ga kaette kuru
      When I meet children who wear a red neckerchief on their chest and say nihao to them, wherever it is, they return a greeting of nihao to me
    • 1987, 鈴木孝雄, 異文化融合と民族性と…… in 『公明』, 1987, No. 7, Page 99
      你好 (ニイハオ)」と (こえ)をかけたら「你好 (ニイハオ)」と (かお)をあげた。「みかけない (かお)だ、どこから ()たか」「日本 (にほん)から ()た」
      "Nīhao" to koe o kaketara "nīhao" to kao o ageta. "mikakenai kao da, doko kara kitaka" "nihon kara kita"
      "Nihao," I talked to him. "Nihao", he said, looking up at me, "I haven't seen you around here. Where are you from?" - "I came from Japan."

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