1. Hi Nǐ hǎo! 你好!
This is the most common way to say hello to others in Chinese. If one wants to say "Hi" in an even more polite way, one can say Nín hǎo 您好. The sign nín 您 (you, polite [nin]) is a sign composed of 'heart' xīn 心 and 'you' nǐ 你.
When doing business in the Chinese high-context culture, guānxì 关系 or ‘relationships’ are important. Through mutual trust and courtesy, it is easier to build good relationships. This term can be used as a simple word when you want customers to provide themselves with food/drink, or it can be used with other verbs such as Qǐngzuò! 'Please sit down!'
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