Fellow Daoists, please enjoy ISSTH Book 3, Chapter 212!

I’m sure many of you have studied a bit of Chinese. Most likely the first thing you learn is how to say hello, 你好 nǐ hǎo. Here’s an interesting fact: Chinese people usually never say “hello” to people they know! It’s true!In fact, saying “hello” to people you know can actually be a bit off-putting.

Chapter 212: Nature Talent Appears!
Translated by Deathblade
Contributing Editors: Madam Deathblade, John Rogers
Proofreaders: Lingson, MeeBoo and Yascob

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16 thoughts on “Fellow Daoists, please enjoy ISSTH Book 3, Chapter 212!” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. what do they say? do they nod, bow or use some other gesture.. lets say two wild cultivators meet at a convenience store, how do they greet each other assuming they have met before on their journey of cultivation!

    1. I think it’s usually 嘿 (hēi, hey there) followed by whatever fits the situation. Like 怎么样? (zěnme yàng, how’s it going?) or 好久不见 (hǎojiǔ bùjiàn, long time no see… which is actually a direct translation).

      And, like Deathblade says, the name or title to show your willingness to remember who they are.

  2. Deathblade, you know what? If you have’t mentioned that, I would not have realized it. Normally greet them as uncle or aunt. Though, when it’s a group of people, I do use 你好 or 大家好 because I’m too damn lazy to greet every single person one by one.

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