第五， 你可以分享一些有趣的事情，比如：“哎，你最近有没有看这个电视节目？太好看了！ ”或者：“我昨天和朋友去了附近的一家餐厅，挺不错的！ ”或者：“我刚刚看了一条新闻，实在是太吓人了……”
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When you first started learning Chinese, did you also learn sentences like these? Hello! How are you? I'm fine, and you? I'm also fine, thank you! Nice to meet you! Nice to meet you too! Goodbye!
In many Chinese textbooks, people greet each other this way. Greetings, in Chinese, refer to the words spoken when meeting others for the first time. However, is this how Chinese people really greet each other? No, it's not. In the lives of Chinese people, we rarely speak in this way. So, how do Chinese people actually greet each other? Let's talk about it together!
During greetings, we can talk about many things, but it's best not to be too serious. If you see your friends, neighbors, colleagues, classmates, and so on, you can try greeting them like this:
First, ask them how they've been lately. For example, "Good morning! Long time no see. How have you been lately?" or "How have you been lately?"
Second, talk about what they are wearing today, what they have been doing, and so on. For example, "You look great in that outfit! Where did you buy it?" or "You seem very happy today. Did something good happen?" or "Is work busy today?"
Third, you can talk about things they have done, such as "Did you have a good weekend?" or "You mentioned that you went to see a movie last night. Was it good?" or "I heard you recently attended a training course. How do you feel about it?"
Fourth, you can discuss some plans, such as "Good evening! Are you going out?" or "The weather is nice this weekend. Do you have any plans?" or "The summer vacation is coming soon. Do you have any plans for traveling?" or "The new year is coming. Are you planning to go back to your hometown this year?"
Fifth, you can share some interesting things, such as "Hey, have you watched this TV show recently? It's so good!" or "I went to a nearby restaurant with friends yesterday, it was pretty good!" or "I just read a news article, it's really scary..."
Of course, what you say during greetings depends on how long you have known them and how familiar you are with them. If you are greeting strangers, it's best to maintain some distance. You can use more polite expressions. For example, "Hello! I'm your new neighbor, nice to meet you." or "Sorry to bother you. I just arrived in this city recently, do you know how to get to the nearest train station?"
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