When you want to say hello to many people in front of you, which one is correct to say "Hello everyone": 大家好 or 你好大家?
大家 does mean 'everyone', it functions like the 2nd person plural pronoun ('you all') here. In
*你好大家, there are two problems:
你always being the 2nd person singular pronoun, the plurality is confusing.
- Even if you say it like
*你們好大家to match the plurality, there is much redundancy. It is ungrammatical and nonsensical to add a subject (
大家) after a topic–comment (
Much better if you say
大家 is friendlier than