(#11) Good morning / 早安

Did you say ‘good morning’ to anyone today?

In Chinese we would say 早安 zao3 an1. 早 zao3 means morning (早 also have the meaning of early), and 安 an1 can mean assurance, safety etc.

安心 an1 xin1 assurance
安全 an1 quan2 safe, as in there is no danger
平安 ping2 an1 safe

It is also possible to say good morning as 早上好 zao3 shang4 hao3.

shang4, on its own, is a preposition, which literally means ‘up’. Placed together, 早上 zao3 shang4 means morning too. Next we add 好 hao3, so in total it is 早上好 zao3 shang4 hao3, which means literally ‘morning-well’.


New Vocabulary:

  • 早安 zao3 an1 good morning
  • zao3 morning; early
  • shang4 up
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