Daily Online Mandarin-How to show your respect while greeting in Chinese.

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#1

Today we are gonna teach you how to say “it is my pleasure to meet you” in Chinese”.

This video gives an explanation of a Chinese phrase 幸会幸会. It can be applied to the situation while you’re greeting someone you’ve admired but never met before.

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#2

幸會 to meet you too, LY. The people who come here are mostly interested in traditional characters.


#3

Just out of curiosity, do people say this in Taiwan generally?


#4

Yeah, that happens a lot. :roll_eyes:

Oh, and

when you’re greeting…

Just saying


#5

You hear it about as often as you hear phrases like 勞駕. In other words, almost never.


#6

Yeah I feel like I might have heard it but definitely not often. Maybe people just aren’t happy to see me :worried:


#7

You’re just not moving in the right circles. You need to go to more formal banquets attended by Deep Blue Brahmins.


#8

In the circles I move in saying 幸会幸会 is likely to get you a smackdown.


#9

What if you say it in traditional characters?


#10

Double smackdown


#11

Honestly we don’t say 幸會 or 勞駕
I think 幸會 is too much old word ? (yup I just only 26 years old …)
We always said 很高興認識你 (Just like nice to meet you)


#12

I always say 久聞大名, but I’m old skool like that.


#13

That’s what I’d expect.


#14

It’s good for getting a laugh out of your Taiwanese friends, though. :grinning:


#15

To show your caring:

Have you eaten?