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  Reply # 873381 7-Aug-2013 18:02
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tdgeek: Giddy matey


Only when I drink too much. :-P




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  Reply # 873383 7-Aug-2013 18:05
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ZollyMonsta:
tdgeek: Giddy matey


Only when I drink too much. :-P


Quite apt. On my rdo, done a few jobs and reward was drunk too much!



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  Reply # 873788 8-Aug-2013 12:10
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ajobbins:
tdgeek:
heavenlywild: Hi hao and welcome to Geekzone!


Hee, Ni hao! Not hi hao! Translates to "you good" or ni hao ma. Ma is a question equals you good?


Ni Hao! is the equivalent of Hello! while Ni Hao Ma is how are you


Yep, ma is question mark


Wow, good job. But normally we just say Ni Hao rather than Ni Hao Ma in China.

And I think "Konichiwa" is Japanese.

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fengshui1001:
tdgeek:
ajobbins:
tdgeek:
heavenlywild: Hi hao and welcome to Geekzone!


Hee, Ni hao! Not hi hao! Translates to "you good" or ni hao ma. Ma is a question equals you good?


Ni Hao! is the equivalent of Hello! while Ni Hao Ma is how are you


Yep, ma is question mark


Wow, good job. But normally we just say Ni Hao rather than Ni Hao Ma in China.

And I think "Konichiwa" is Japanese.


Tks! A bit like zaijian which is goodbye, I think that is not used much now, oddly, many Chinese say Bye now, even when speaking in Mandarin.


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ZollyMonsta:
tdgeek: Giddy matey


Only when I drink too much. :-P


No more beersies for you...

And welcome to the OP!




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  Reply # 873828 8-Aug-2013 13:17
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fengshui1001:
tdgeek:
ajobbins:
tdgeek:
heavenlywild: Hi hao and welcome to Geekzone!


Hee, Ni hao! Not hi hao! Translates to "you good" or ni hao ma. Ma is a question equals you good?


Ni Hao! is the equivalent of Hello! while Ni Hao Ma is how are you


Yep, ma is question mark


Wow, good job. But normally we just say Ni Hao rather than Ni Hao Ma in China.

And I think "Konichiwa" is Japanese.


Yes Konnichiwa is Japanese.. was being silly..:)




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  Reply # 873837 8-Aug-2013 13:25
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Welcome aboard the good ship Geekzone.

P.S I have never heard anyone except foreigners say "ni hao ma" whilst in China - its just Ni Hao afaik.




 


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  Reply # 874224 8-Aug-2013 21:02
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rossmnz: Welcome aboard the good ship Geekzone.

P.S I have never heard anyone except foreigners say "ni hao ma" whilst in China - its just Ni Hao afaik.


"Ni(n) hao ma?" is totally different in meaning to Ni(n) hao. One is a greeting, the other is not.




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ajobbins:
rossmnz: Welcome aboard the good ship Geekzone.

P.S I have never heard anyone except foreigners say "ni hao ma" whilst in China - its just Ni Hao afaik.


"Ni(n) hao ma?" is totally different in meaning to Ni(n) hao. One is a greeting, the other is not.




Ni hao, literal, is "you good"  which is handled as a greeting, as a hello

Ni hao ma, literal, is "you good?" which is how are you?   



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  Reply # 876225 13-Aug-2013 07:52
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Actually "Ni Hao" is a kind of formal greetings, there is a traditional one, which is "Have you eaten?", it probably sounds weird to English speakers.

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