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how do you do?

formal
A2 a formal greeting for someone that you have not met before: "I'm Jack Stewart." "How do you do? I'm Angela Black."
Translations of “how do you do?”
in Chinese (Traditional) (初次見面時正式的問候用語)你好…
in Chinese (Simplified) (初次见面时正式的问候用语)你好…
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