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Is it still common to use the formal 'nin' or is it preferred to use 'ni' in spoken Chinese?

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It's preferred "nin" when meeting someone for the first time. Yet we always ask "Did you eat dinner yet if so what did you have?" If we are friends.
Thanks for the explanation. Xie xie.
People in Beijing use 您 more than in the rest of the country. They think it sounds classy. 您 is always preferred, no matter where you are, when addressing a teacher, a doctor, or an official.

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I don't know why this speller changed C L A S S Y to "clretricey"... maybe because it has A S S in it...
use nin when speaking to old people, VIP, your teacher, those you respect speak ni when you are speaking to a friend Chinese don't really care nin or ni is spoken, at least, most of them
Idk.

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