I mean OK as in said in agreement with what someone has suggested.

A: We should go to the park.
B: OK.

If someone used the verb 不 verb structure I would think you should use the same verb in expressing agreeement but is this true for all cases, notably "好“?

A: 我们去公园吧。
B: 好 or 行 or ??

  • 1
    Ah, but so many...
    – George
    Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 11:11
  • 1
    @congliu Exactly, but are they all interchangeable?English also has many; OK, sure, yeah, all right, why not? etc. but there are differences in register and situation.
    – tao
    Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 14:18
  • not only different words, but also the difference given by specific tones, combination with gestures, and context, to name just a few. Sorry I can't give a thorough conclusion here, what I can do is just tell my opinion to someone's answer.
    – George
    Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 16:16
  • The part about verb 不 verb structure seems to have gotten lost. Can you even use that structure to make a suggestion this way? Can you say Commented Aug 31, 2013 at 15:37
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    My editor aborted my comment, sorry. I mean to ask can you reply 好 to a question 我们去不去公园? Can such a question be used as a suggestion? Commented Aug 31, 2013 at 15:42

5 Answers 5


Here are loose translations:

好的 = alright!

好吧 = okay, fine... (Kind of like... going along with it)

好啊 = sure! (As Wendy said... a bit more of an upbeat tone)

好 = Okay.

行 = Sure. I guess that works

恩 = Colloquial form of grunting in agreement... kind of like a verbal nod of approval

可以/可以啊 = I can/Sure!

Or, if you agree with what someone said... You can repeat the verb, or similar verb (in this case replace 去 (go) with 走 (walk)):

A: 我们去公园吧! 
B: 走啊!
  • Nice try! Add something based on my experience: 恩 has some variants: 1) 嗯 2) 嗯嗯 3) 蒽 ... 好 has some other variants: 1) 好嘀 2) 好嘞 3) 好嘛 4) 好好好 5) 好的呢 ...
    – George
    Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 16:22
  • what if we want to use something in an application like OK button for Chinese? What character is used in place of OK ? Commented Dec 10, 2014 at 12:28

Actually 好,行 all works in this situation. No big difference but I slightly prefer 好, cuz 行 implying some sense that you allow this to happen, while 好 is a happy agreement.

If you want be more delightful, you may want to try 好啊!

hope this will help.

  • Depends on the tone, 行 can perfectly give the sense of "happy agreement" too, e.g. a high toned 行啊!
    – George
    Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 16:24

1,可以 is another choice. so are 可以啊,可以呀。












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    喳? 然也? Going retro? Some elaboration would be much appreciated.
    – 杨以轩
    Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 4:43
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    Thanks for you answer, in order for your answer to be useful please expand your answer to include some English explanation of each of the items above.
    – going
    Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 5:47
  • also in classical Chinese, 大善
    – user58955
    Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 6:37
  • you forgot: 要得!
    – Mou某
    Commented Jun 28, 2014 at 10:40

Don't forget

  1. 没问题 No problem
  2. 可以撒 sure
  3. 走起 sure, let's go


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