chinese for hi or hello. if you add 'ma' to the end, it means how are you doing today?
ME: ni hao ma?

You: Wo hun hao(im great in chinese)
ayon kay animejunkie429800 ika-16 ng Abril, 2005
ni hao (second tone first tone when used together) means 'Hello' in mandarin chinese. When the question word 'ma' (no tone) is added at the end of it, it simply means "How are you?" The literal meaning of ni hao is 'you good'. Putting something before the word good makes it hello to that paticular person or group of people. ni is simply 'you', so you would that that to only one person. With the 'ma', the literal translation is 'you good?'
yue lan: ni hao!
xiao yun: ni hao ma?
yue lan: hao. ni ne?
ayon kay yue lan ika-14 ng Nobyembre, 2006
"Ni hao" has become a phrase to say derrogatorily to "chinese gold farmers" (a player whose sole purpose is to collect in-game currency to sell to other players for real-world money) in MMO games such as World of Warcraft or Everquest. Usually used snidely or snarkily.
Loveamericahappy whispers: "You give me ten stack good water kk?"
You whisper: "Ni hao!"
ayon kay rawtoast ika-02 ng Nobyembre, 2006
Hello in Chinese. Most commonly used by non-Chinese people to show off the only chinese phrase they know to a Chinese they just met, who can speak fluent English ironically.
"Hey I have learnt some Chinese from another Chinese friend...ni hao."
"Oh, wow. That's great. I wish I know how to say hello in your language."
ayon kay mitual ika-05 ng Pebrero, 2009
Hello/Hi in Mandarin Chinese, always used as greeting.
It means 'you good' literally.
A: Nihao!
B: Nihao!
ayon kay Yeong-eun ika-01 ng Marso, 2006
hello in chinese use very often in life
nihao! how's your breakfast?...
ayon kay dun dun ika-17 ng Hulyo, 2006
nihao means hello but in chinese
nihao, did you have lunch?
ayon kay dun liu ika-18 ng Hulyo, 2006

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