How to Say and Write Goodnight in Chinese

Posted by Lilian Li on 24/11/2015 12:19 AM 5642

good night in chinese

When you're traveling in China, you should use a polite greeting, when you need to ask for help or make the acquaintance of someone in China. However, greetings are given a much greater importance in China than they are in Western Countries.

Today, this article will tell you how to say and write goodnight in Chinese, when you travel in Chinese-speaking locations, it will be very useful, and if you want to know more ways to say have a goodnight in Chinese, you can book our Travel Mandarin Course. It will tell you all what you want in travel.

What do Chinese people say after the conversation? There are not as many choices. They normally say 再(zài)见(jiàn), suitable for any time, any occasions. Or if it is late at night, people also say 晚安(wǎn'ān), which means good night.

Good Night in Chinese Characters

Good Night! 晚(wǎn)安(ān) ! ('wan' is 'w'+'on' with a descending then rising tone; 'an' is 'on' with a sustained tone).

English translations of 晚(wǎn) are evening, late, lateness, night. Chinese example words containing the character 晚 ( wan / wăn ):

write goodnight in Chinese

傍晚 ( bàngwăn = at nightfall )
晚餐 ( wăncān = dinner )
晚饭 ( wănfàn = supper )
晚会 ( wănhuì = evening party )
晚上 ( wănshang = evening )
晚霜 ( wănshuāng = night cream )
夜晚 ( yèwăn = night )

English translations of 安(ān) are peace, calm, safety, ampere, to secure, to pacify, quiet, peaceful, security, tranquil. Chinese example words containing the character 安 ( an / ān ):

good night and sweet dreams in Chinese

安插 ( ānchā = to plant )
安顿 ( āndùn = to arrange for )
安静 ( ānjìng = quiet )
安宁 ( ānníng = peaceful )
安排 ( ānpái = to arrange )
安全 ( ānquán = security )
安稳 ( ānwĕn = smooth and steady )

So how do you say goodnight in Chinese in a cute way ?

  1. 好梦- hǎo mèng- good dreams
  2. 晚安宝贝- wǎn'ān, bǎobèi - goodnight, baby
  3. 早点休息 -zǎodiǎn xiūxī- have a good rest
  4. 晚安,做个好梦- wǎn'ān, zuò gè hǎo mèng - good night, and sweet dreams
  5. 美梦- měi mèng- sweet dreams
  6. 明天见 - míngtiān jiàn - see you tomorrow

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