Welcome back. I am Julian Luo, a middle aged man living in a village in the middle part of China. I began to teach Chinese language 16 years ago, when I was in Nepal. I didn’t continue when I was back to China, but I am picking it up again, as living in the countryside does not get much opportunities to do business, except for online business. So here we go.
This very frequently used prase, and it is a question. One of the major differences is how we say a question, especially a special question which begins with what, where, which, how, why, etc.
The first thing you need to know is that we have to change the special question to a yes and no question before we translate it. It will be like [Are you fine?] when you say it in Chinese.
Fine = 好 hao. How are you? = Are you fine? = ni hao ma?