I had my first mandarin lesson, I learned a few greetings and replies. I don’t think I remember them all, but I can’t forget one phrase
ma ma hu hu
that’s right! Try saying that few times while keeping a straight face.
It actually means ‘not bad’, and it’s used just like it is in English.
ni hao ma?
ma ma hu hu!
I don’t think I’ll need to translate that. . .