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In the fifth lesson we will look at some basic pleasantries you can use in daily conversation.

5.01 How is your health? - sentence pattern for a basic conversational pleasantry

你...
Nǐ...
  ...your...
你身体...
Nǐ shēntǐ...
  ...your health?
你身体好...
Nǐ shēntǐ hǎo...
  ....is your health?
你身体好吗?
Nǐ shēntǐ hǎo ma?
  How is your health?

5.02 I am also...

我很好。他也很好。
Wǒ hěn hǎo. Tā yě hěn hǎo.
I am fine. He is also fine.
李雪是大学生。 王军也是大学生。
Lǐ Xuě sh dxushēng. Wng Jūn yě sh dxushēng.
Li Xue is a university student. Wang Jun is also a university student.
刘老师身体很好。李经理身体也很好。
Li lǎoshī shēntǐ hěn hǎo. Wng jīnglǐ shēntǐ yě hěn hǎo.
Teacher Liu's health is good. Manager Wang's health is also good.

5.03 How is your health? - dialogue between two people of different social status

马特: 张老师, 您好!
Zhāng lǎoshī ,nn hǎo!
张老师: 你好!
Nǐ hǎo!
马特: 您身体好吗?
Nn shēntǐ hǎo ma?
张老师: 很好。你呢?
Hěn hǎo. Nǐ ne?
马特: 也很好,谢谢您。
Yě hěn hǎo, xixie nn.
张老师: 再见。
Zijin.
马特: 再见。
Zijin.

Notes:

马特 Mǎt shows his respect for 张老师 Zhāng lǎoshī by using the respectful form of the pronoun you, 您 nn, as well as by using the teacher's title, 老师 lǎoshī while speaking to her.

Vocabulary point:

身体 shēntǐ means health. On its own, 身 shēn means body.

谢谢 xixie means thank you. Adding a pronoun to the end makes it more polite, as in 谢谢你 xixie nǐ.

再见 zijin means good bye, although it literally means see you again.

5.04 See you tomorrow! - dialogue between two people of equal social status

莎拉: 你好吗?
Nǐ hǎo ma?
王军: 我很好,你呢?
Wǒ hěn hǎo, nǐ ne?
马特: 我也很好。明天见!
Wǒ yě hěn hǎo. Mngtiān jin!
王军: 明天见。
Mngtiān jin.