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MANDARIN 1

Dialogue 3
Etiquette Expression
Lǐmào yòngyǔ
礼貌用语
TAN POH EE
tanpe@utem.edu.my
Today,the lesson covers some greetings according
to time and general etiquette expressions.
At the end of the lesson, students should be able
to:
1. use and response to the greeting according to
time
2. use and response to the etiquette expression
Greeting according to time
Phrase Meaning
zǎo ān
早 安
Good morning
zǎoshang hǎo
早 上 好
wǔ ān
午安
Good afternoon
xiàwǔ hǎo
下午 好
Greeting according to time
Phrase Meaning
Good evening
wǎnshang hǎo
Note: We greet people by saying wǎnshang
晩 上 好 hǎo(晩上好)when we meet them in the
evening or at night.
Good night
wǎn ān
Note: We say wǎn ān(晩安) when we
晩 安 want to take leave after meeting them at
night.
zàijiàn
Goodbye
再见
Dialogue 1
Situation: At the beginning of the lesson
xuésheng men Zhāng lǎoshī wǎnshang hǎo
学生 们 : 张 老师, 晩上 好。
Students Good evening, Miss Zhang.
Zhāng lǎoshī dàjiā wǎnshang hǎo
张 老师 : 大家 晩上 好。
Miss Zhang Good evening, everyone.

Situation: At the end of the lesson


Zhāng lǎoshī zàijiàn wǎnān
张 老师 : 再见, 晩安。
Miss Zhang Bye bye. Good night.
xuésheng men Zhāng lǎoshī zàijiàn
学生 们 : 张 老师,再见。
Students Goodbye, Miss Zhang.
Etiquette
Expression
duìbuqǐ
对不起!
Sorry

méi guānxi
没关系。
It’s fine
xièxie nǐ
谢谢(你)!
Thanks / thank you

búkèqi
不客气。
You’re welcome
Dialogue 2

Měilì Āměinà duìbuqǐ wǒ lái wǎn le


美丽 : 阿美娜, 对不起, 我来晩了。
Mei Li Aminah, I’m sorry, I’m late.

Āměinà Měilì méi guānxi qǐng jìnlái


阿美娜 : 美丽,没关系,请进来。
Aminah Meili, it’s fine. Please come in.

Měilì hǎo
美丽 :好。
Mei Li Fine.
Āměinà qǐng zuò qǐng hēshuǐ
阿美娜 : 请坐, 请喝水。
Aminah Please sit down and have a drink.

Měilì xièxie
美丽 : 谢谢。
Mei Li Thank you.

Āměinà búkèqi
阿美娜 :不客气。
Aminah You’re welcome.
The use of 请(qǐng)
请 qǐng has many meanings in
Mandarin. It means please, to
ask (someone to do something) ,
to invite, and is sometimes used
with other Chinese words to form
expressions.
When a friend comes to your house, you might use
the following expressions to welcome him.

qǐng jìnlái
请 进来 Please come in

qǐng zuò
请 坐 Please have a seat

qǐng hēchá
请 喝茶 Please have some tea
Vocabulary for today
No. Words/Phrases Phonetics Meaning
1. 晩上 wǎnshang Evening, night
2. 对不起 duìbuqǐ Sorry
3. 没关系 méi guānxi It’s fine
4. 进来 jìnlái Come in
5. 请进来 qǐng jìnlái Please come in
6. 好 hǎo Fine
7. 请坐 qǐng zuò Please sit down
8. 请喝茶 qǐng jìnlái Please have some tea
9. 不客气 búkèqi You’re welcome
Thank you
xièxie
谢谢

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