Chinese Salutations

Socializing with Chinese-speaking people? Knowing these Chinese salutations will help you fit right in. After this free audio lesson you'll have a range of common Mandarin Chinese expressions to use in the company of native speakers.
 
Perhaps you want to welcome someone, wish them luck, or a good vacation. Maybe you want to congratulate someone, or even apologize – either way, this Chinese language lesson is not to be missed. Listen carefully to the Chinese pronunciation and practice saying the phrases aloud until you’re ready to try them out in Chinese conversation for real!

How to pronounce Chinese salutations

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祝你一切都好!

Zhùnǐ yíqiè dōuhǎo!

All the best!

祝你好运!

Zhùnǐ hǎoyùn!

Good luck!

好好玩!

Hǎohao wán!

Have fun!

爱你!

Àinǐ!

Love you!

祝你旅途愉快!

Zhùnǐ lǚtú yúkuài!

Have a good trip!

干杯!

Gānbēi!

Cheers!

身体健康!

Shēntǐ jiànkāng!

Good health!

好运!

Hǎoyùn!

Good luck!

干得好!

Gànde hǎo!

Well done!

好好照顾自己!

Hǎohao zhàogù zìjǐ!

Take care! (casual)

保重!

Bǎozhòng!

Take care! (formal)

恭喜恭喜!

Gōngxǐ gōngxǐ!

Congratulations!

欢迎!

Huānyíng!

Welcome!

深表同情!

Shēnbiǎo tóngqíng!

With sympathy!

假期愉快!

Jiàqī yúkuài!

Have a nice vacation!

复活节愉快!

Fùhuójié yúkuài!

Happy Easter!

圣诞快乐!

Shèngdàn kuàilè!

Merry Christmas!

新年快乐!

Xīnnián kuàilè!

Happy New Year!

The easiest way to apologize in Chinese is to say…

对不起!

Duìbuqǐ!

Sorry!

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Or in a more formal way…

抱歉!

Bàoqiàn!

Excuse me!

You could also say…

听到这个消息,我很难过。

Tīngdào zhège xiāoxi, wǒ hěn nánguò。

I’m sorry to hear that.

A very polite, but less common way of apologizing in Chinese is to say…

请原谅我!

Qǐng yuánliàng wǒ!

Please forgive me!

If someone stepped on your toes and apologized you might want to say…

没关系!

Méi guānxi!

No problem!

If you want more lessons on Chinese salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:

xià cì jiàn! (下次见!)

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