Just before the city tour, courtesy of Bloomington International Student Ministries and Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
China enters the van as her friends cheered.
China: Hai~~~~~~ What’s your name?
Bombay: Hi, (something something) ni hao*.
Everyone Else: (silence)
China: Wow, you speak Mandarin!
Bombay: No, that’s my name. Neha.
*ni hao [Mandarin]:
- (literally) You good.
- (greeting) Good day/How are you/How do you do