How did you (first) meet each other?


Senior Member
Canada, English

Let's say you are talking to a couple of friends, or a married couple, etc. How would you ask the question "How did you (first) meet each other?" in Chinese? Would it be "你们是怎么认识(的?了?)"? (Feel free to propose something completely different!)

  • SimonTsai

    Senior Member
    Taiwanese Mandarin
    Your sentence will be perfectly natural with 的 at the end and without the particle 了.


    Senior Member
    English (US - northeast)
    I understand 你们是么认识的?, but I am tempted to write 你们是么认识的? instead. I don't know why. Is that totally wrong?


    Senior Member
    Though, in this context of 怎么认识, even Cantonese speakers would use 怎么 since, as you probably know, we would use the Cantonese equivalent 点, not 咩.
    Yes. I didn't make it clear.
    Speaking of using 什麼 instead of 怎麼, it seems that only 什麼回事 is common in Hong Kong.