Mandarin Phrases – Kung Fu, Sanshou, etc.

Mandarin Chinese for Kung Fu, Sanshou, etc.

Basic Mandarin Chinese phrases and words (such as hello and thank you) are often used in martial arts such as Kung FuSanshou, etc. This page will help you to learn these Mandarin phrases in order to speak with your instructor and fellow students.

Beyond learning basic martial arts terminology (i.e. Chinese words for specific kicks and punches), advanced martial arts students often want to gain greater proficiency in the foreign language of their martial arts style. Therefore, we have included a number of language videos in order to help you to learn and properly pronounce basic Mandarin Chinese words and common phrases.

For the words, terms and commands used in Kung Fu, Wushu and Sanshou, please visit the main Terminology section. Or to learn how to count in Chinese, please visit the Kung Fu Numbers section.

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Common Mandarin Chinese Phrases

  • Good – Hao
  • Good Bye – Zai Jian
  • Hello – Ni Hao
  • How Are You? – Ni Hao Ma
  • No – Bu
  • Not Good – Bu Hao
  • Yes – Hao (or Shi)
  • Thank You – Xie Xie
  • You’re Welcome – Bu Ke Qi
  • For many other Mandarin phrases, please watch the videos below. They will also help you with the pronunciation of these phrases.

How to Count in Mandarin Chinese

How to Greet People (i.e. Hello) in Mandarin Chinese

How to say Thank You in Mandarin Chinese

How to say You’re Welcome in Mandarin Chinese

How to say Yes in Mandarin Chinese

How to say No in Mandarin Chinese