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Welcome to ChineseClass101.com’s “Sānfēn zhōng Hànyǔ”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Chinese.
Hēi, dàjiā hǎo , wǒ jiào Mǎ Yànrú , hěn gāoxìng yǔ dàjiā jiàn miàn. Hi,everybody , I’m Yanru Ma. Nice to meet you.
In this series, we’re going to learn basic Chinese expressions. It’s super easy and it only takes three minutes!
In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to introduce yourself in Chinese.
Ready? Let's get started!
Nǐ hǎo, wǒ jiào Chén. Hi, I’m Chen.
[slowly] Nǐ hǎo, wǒ jiào Chén.
Start by saying:
nǐ hǎo which means “hello” (slowly) “nǐ hǎo.” Then, say “wǒ jiào,” which means “I’m called.” (slowly.) wǒ jiào. After this, say your name. Nǐ hǎo, wǒ jiào Chén. Yes, it’s just that easy.
When you introduce yourself, you might want to tell people a little more than your name. Again, it’s easy!
You’re learning Chinese, so let’s say you want to tell people you’re a Chinese student.
In Chinese, this is:
Zhōngwén xuésheng.
The first word, Zhōngwén, is the word for the Chinese language. (slow) Zhōngwén . Next we have xuésheng. This means student. (slow) xuésheng. All together, it’s
Zhōngwén xuésheng
Now, if you want to say, I am a student, just start with the word for “I” we learned before. wǒ. Then add shì. This means “is” (slow) shì. shì.
After this add the word for student. Do you remember it?
Zhōngwén xuésheng
Put them all together, and you have
wǒ shì Zhōngwén xuésheng
Remember, start by saying hello, then say your name:
Nǐ hǎo, wǒ jiào Chén.
Follow with a little bit about you:
wǒ shì Zhōngwén xuésheng
And now you have a nice self introduction:
Nǐ hǎo, wǒ jiào Chén. Wǒ shì Zhōngwén xuésheng.
Now it’s time for Chen’s tips.
When men introduce themselves, it’s very common for them to shake hands. In business situations, women will do this too. In social or casual situations however, it is common for women to simply nod or smile in order to show friendliness.
Do you know how we say “thank you” in Chinese? Come to our next lesson and you’ll see how easy it is. Zàijiàn! See you then!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Try introducing yourself in Chinese!

Monday at 1:20 am
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Hi, YanQiong,

你好,艳琼。你的名字真好听。😄
很高兴认识你这个朋友。

If you have any question, please let us know.

Cho
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YanQiong
Friday at 6:37 pm
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大家好!我叫黎瑞艳琼。我是英语老师。我很喜欢学习汉语。我希望能做你们的朋友!😄

Sunday at 2:16 am
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Hi Abdullah Zubair MIR,
thank you very much for a kind comment! 😇❤️️
Glad you liked our lesson!
Let’s enjoy learning Chinese together. Please feel free to
ask us questions if any. 😉

Natsuko,
ChineseClass101.com

Abdullah Zubair MIR
Sunday at 12:17 am
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Thank you, i am very happy to find this site. this help me a lot to learn Chinese , i am from PAKISTAN Love u Chinese class 101 :thumbsup:

Tuesday at 9:05 pm
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Hi, Patricia,

Thank you for your introduction.
你在中国教英语吗?
nǐ zài Zhōngguó jiāo Yīngyǔ ma ?
Do you teach English in China now?

Cho
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Patricia
Wednesday at 9:04 am
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大家好! 我叫Patricia。 我是中文学生, 我是英语老师!

Friday at 1:17 am
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Hi, Aniba ,

Sorry for my late reply.
I replied you at another page. Did you see it?

For your name, 阿尼拔 (ā ní bá ).

Cho
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Friday at 12:24 am
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Hi, 凯西,
Thank you for your posting.
你在哪里教英语?(nǐ zài nǎlǐ jiāo Yīngyǔ ? )
Where do you teach English?

Cho
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Aniba
Sunday at 5:29 am
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Give me a name PLEASSEE😮😮😮😮:unhappy:

凯西
Monday at 5:21 pm
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你好!
我叫凯西, 我叫中文学生。我是英语老师。😁