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USAGE: Help with Chinese phrase

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, September 2, 2004, 13:49
I have read that the phrase below means "Pleased to meet you" in "Chinese":

                Jindao ni hen gaoxing.

I assume that the language is Mandarin, an assumption bolstered by
the second word, since IIRC the Mandarin for "you" is ni3.  But
I would appreciate any help from someone who is actually familiar with
Chinese languages.

1. Is this an appropriate phrase to say upon being introduced to

2. How is it pronounced?  I have no indication of what the tones are, and
I'm not so good at deciphering Pinyin.  So far, my best guess is something
like this:

3. I wouldn't mind an interlinear, for sheer enlightenment value, but
that's a minor thing.

Thanks in advance for any help.



Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>