Some common Chinese phrases
Actual Meaning: You Good
你 (ni) means You and 好 (hao) means good.
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Actual Meaning: Sorry
对 (dui) means right, 不 (bu) means no and 起 (qi) means to start.
My name is…
Transliteration: wǒ jiào
Actual Meaning: I (am) called
我 (wǒ) means I and 叫 (jiào) means to call.
How are you?
Transliteration: nǐhǎo ma?
Actual Meaning: You Good ?(yes/no)
你 (nǐ) means you, 好 (hǎo) means good and 吗 (ma) is used to represent question.
I am fine
Transliteration: wǒ hěnhǎo
Actual Meaning: I very good
我 (wǒ) means I, 很 (hěn) means very and 好 (hǎo) means good.
Actual Meaning: Thank Thank
In all these, you may link something to remember them easily such as you may find that “hello” is “nǐhǎo” and “how are you?” is “nǐhǎo ma?”, Only the addition of “ma”.
“My” and “I’ are represented by the same word, 我 (wǒ).
Chinese people may like to thank others that is why they say “thank” two times.
“Hello” and “I am fine” has one word in common i.e. 好 (hǎo) meaning good.
Source: Standard Mandarin, Chinese Characters