Open Class Chinese - Daily Mandarin-

Send Someone Your Regards

In English, to send a person your regards is a formal way to say hello to the person. It expresses that you pass on a positive attitude to greet the relevant person(s) whom you remembered. It is often that you give your regards to someone who is not there, you do this via another (third) person to help give someone else your regards. How to express to give someone your regards in Mandarin? Let us talk about it as follows.

Listen to conversation

Play the audio track

00:00 / 00:28

小 李,好 久 不 见 。 最 近 怎 么 样 ?

xiǎo lǐ , hǎo jiǔ bú jiàn 。 zuì jìn zěn me yàng ?

Xiao Li, long time no see. How have you been recently?

00:00 / 00:04

不 错 有 一 点 儿 忙 。 你 呢 ?

hái bú cuò , yǒu yī diǎnr mánɡ。 nǐ ne ?

Not bad, a little bit busy. And you?

00:00 / 00:04

我 一 般 般 。 你 这 么 着 急 ! 去 哪 儿 ?

wǒ yì bān bān 。 nǐ zhè me zháo jí ! qù nǎr ?

So-so. You are in such a hurry, where are you going?

00:00 / 00:04

我 去 超 市 买 一 点 儿 东 西 。 你 去 哪 儿 ?

wǒ qù chāo shì mǎi yī diǎnr dōnɡ xi 。 nǐ qù nǎr ?

I'm going to shopping in supermarket. Where are you going?

00:00 / 00:06

我 去 吃 饭

wǒ qù chī fàn 。

I'm going to have dinner.

00:00 / 00:02

你 家 人 好 !

wèn nǐ jiā rén hǎo !

Give my regards to your family!

00:00 / 00:02

好,谢 谢。也 问 你 家 人 好 ! 再 见 !

hǎo ,xiè xie 。 yě wèn nǐ jiā rén hǎo ! zài jiàn !

Ok, thank you. Send my regards to your family as well! Good bye!

00:00 / 00:05

再 见 !

zài jiàn !

Good bye!

00:00 / 00:02

Vocabulary to know

00:00 / 00:02

最近 [ zuì jìn ] (adv)

Lately, recently

00:00 / 00:03

你 最 近 怎 么 样 ?

nǐ zuì jìn zěn me yàng ?

How are you these days?

00:00 / 00:03

不 [ bù ] (adv)

No, not

00:00 / 00:05

你 是 学 生 吗? 不,我 是 老 师。

nǐ shì xué shenɡ mɑ ? bù , wǒ shì lǎo shī 。

Are you a student? No, I’m teacher.

00:00 / 00:01

错 [ cuò ] (adj)

Wrong, incorrect

00:00 / 00:02

我 错 了。

wǒ cuò le。

I was wrong.

00:00 / 00:02

有 [ yǒu ] (v)

To have, there be

00:00 / 00:03

桌 子 上 有 一 杯 水。

zhuō zi shànɡ yǒu yì bēi shuǐ。

There is a glass of water on the table.

00:00 / 00:02

一点儿 [ yī diǎnr ]

A little / some

00:00 / 00:04

请 给 我 一 点 儿 面 包 吧 !

qǐnɡ ɡěi wǒ yī diǎnr miàn bāo bɑ!

Give me some bread, please!

00:00 / 00:02

这么 [ zhè me ] (adj)

So (many, much, etc.)

00:00 / 00:03

这 件 衣 服 这 么 贵!

zhè jiàn yī fu zhè me ɡuì!

This dress is so expressive!

00:00 / 00:02

着急 [ zháo jí ] (adj)

Worried, anxious

00:00 / 00:04

别 着 急,我 可 以 帮 助 你 !

bié zháo jí ,wǒ kě yǐ bāng zhù nǐ!

Don't worry. I can help you!

00:00 / 00:02

去 [ qù ] (v)

To go

00:00 / 01:04

我 去 图 书 馆。

wǒ qù tú shū ɡuǎn 。

I’m going to the library.

00:00 / 00:02

哪儿 [ nǎr ] (pron)

Where

00:00 / 00:02

你 要 去 哪 儿 ?

nǐ yào qù nǎr ?

Where are you going?

Rules of Grammar

呢 ne

The interrogative particle " 呢 ne " is used after a noun or pronoun, the common sentence pattern is " A..., B 呢 ne? (A..., what about B?) "

Example: 

  1. " 我 是 老 师 , 你 呢 ? wǒ shì lǎo shī ,nǐ ne ? "  I am a teacher, what about you?

  2. " 他 是 小 王 , 她 呢 ? tā shì xiǎo wánɡ ,tā ne ? " He is Wang, what about her?

哪 儿 nǎr

The interrogative pronoun " 哪 儿 nǎr " is used to ask about the location of somebody or something.

Example: 

  1. " 你 去 哪 儿 ? nǐ qù nǎr ? "  Where are you going?

  2. " 张 经 理 在 哪 儿 ? zhānɡ jīnɡ lǐ zài nǎr ? " Where is Manager Zhang ?

问 wèn ... 好hǎo

" 问 wèn ... 好 hǎo " is a sentence pattern means to send someone your regards.

Example: 

  1. " 问 你 家 人 好 。wèn nǐ jiā rén hǎo 。"   Send my regards to your family.

  2. " 问 王 老 师 好 。wèn wánɡ lǎo shī hǎo。"  Send my regards to Teacher Wang.

Write Chinese

不 [ bù ] (adv)

有 [ yǒu ] (v)

去 [ qù ] (v)

Extended Learning

" Where one is going, 去 哪儿 ? "

  • It is a popular Chinese greeting that is often used when you run into someone.

  • It is as common as saying ‘Hello’ in English, and this kind of greeting should not be considered seriously as prying into one’s privacy.

  • When greeting in such a way, people sometimes simply reply as " 我 去 那 儿 wǒ qù nàr "  I’m going to there.

Happy School Online | School of Mandarin

  • Facebook Classic
  • Twitter Classic
  • YouTube Classic

Copyright © 2018-2020 HappySchoolOnline.com. Created with wixexpert.hk-Roland. All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Use   Privacy Policy