你好

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Chinese[edit]

you good; well; be fond of
simp. and trad.
(你好)
alt. forms 汝好 Min

Pronunciation[edit]


Interjection[edit]

你好

  1. hi; hello
    你好好久不見 / 你好好久不见  ―  Nǐhǎo, hǎojiǔbùjiàn.  ―  Hi, long time no see.

Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: 你好 (ニイハオ) (nīhao)

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
にい
Hyōgaiji
はお
Grade: 4
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 你好 (nǐhǎo, hi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

你好 (katakana ニイハオ, katakana ニーハオ, rōmaji nīhao)

  1. (informal, rare) hi, hello (in a 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 (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 surprised
    • 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
       (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 () (どう)たちに () ()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 (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」「 () (ほん)から ()た」
      Nīhao” to koe o kaketara “nīhao” to kao o ageta. “Mikakenai kao da, doko kara kita ka” “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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