The second lesson of Olympic Chinese is easy too.
I hope you managed to remember the first.
hao (how)——- good
zao shang hao (zow shang how)——–good morning
ni hao ma? (ni how ma)——–how are you
So if like me you have only managed to keep the word hao in your head,you are almost there.
As a little piece of consolation for fellow Bloggers over 40. It has been proved that older learners of a foreign language usually have to learn a new word nine times, and forget it nine times,until on the tenth time it will stick.