Episode 1 – How to Greet a Chinese Woman

Never greet a Chinese woman as xiáo  jiě (小姐). It is literally miss, but implies prostitute.

The most fashionable way to greet a Chinese woman is: měi  méi (often written as MM, literally pretty).

A flattering way to address a woman is: méi  nǚ (美女, literally pretty woman).

A polite way to address an elder woman is: nǚ  shì (女士, literally lady), which can be combined with her family name, for example lǐ  nǚ  shì.

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