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Top 15 Questions You Should Know for Conversations

对话中15个问得最多的问题
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How are you?
你好吗? 你好吗?
Nǐhǎo ma?
你好嗎?
How are you?
您好,松先生,你怎么样?
Nín hǎo, sōng xiānshēng, nǐ zěnme yàng?
您好,松先生,妳怎麼樣?
Hello, Mr. Matsushima, how are you?
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Where do you live?
你住在哪儿? 你住在哪儿?
Nǐ zhù zài nǎr?
你住在哪兒?
Where do you live?
How old are you?
你多大了? 你多大了?
Nǐ duōdà le?
你多大了?
How old are you?
你必须满二十一岁才能进来。你多大了?
Nǐ bìxū mǎn èrshíyī suì cáinéng jìnlai. Nǐ duō dà le?
你必須滿二十一嵗才能進來。你多大了?
You must be 21 to enter here. How old are you?
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What's this?
这是什么? 这是什么?
Zhèshì shénme?
這是甚麼?
What's this?
Where is the bathroom?
洗手间在哪儿? 洗手间在哪儿?
Xǐshǒujiān zài nǎr?
洗手間在哪兒?
Where is the bathroom?
What's your name?
你叫什么名字? 你叫什么名字?
Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì?
你叫甚麼名字?
What's your name?
我的名字是皮特,你的呢?
Wǒ de míngzi shì Pítè, nǐ de ne?
我的名字是皮特,你的呢?
My name is Peter. What's your name?
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What's your phone number?
你的电话号码是多少? 你的电话号码是多少?
Nǐ de diànhuà hàomǎ shì duōshǎo?
你的電話號碼是多少?
What's your phone number?
我想给你打电话,你的号码是多少?
Wǒ xiǎng gěi nǐ dǎ diànhuà, nǐ de hàomǎ shì duōshǎo?
我想給你打電話,你的號碼是多少?
I would like to call you. What's your phone number?
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Where are you from?
你来自哪儿? 你来自哪儿?
Nǐ láizì nǎr?
你來自哪兒?
Where are you from?
你听起来是英国口音。你来自哪儿?
Nǐ tīngqǐlai shì Yīngguó kǒuyīn. Nǐ láizì nǎr?
你聽起來是英國口音。你來自哪兒?
You sound British. Where are you from?
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What did you say?
你说什么? 你说什么?
Nǐ shuō shénme?
你說甚麼?
What did you say?
Where do you work?
你在哪儿工作? 你在哪儿工作?
Nǐ zài nǎr gōngzuò?
你在哪兒工作?
Where do you work?
When is your birthday?
你的生日是什么时候? 你的生日是什么时候?
Nǐ de shēngrì shì shénme shíhòu?
你的生日是甚麼时候?
When is your birthday?
Where did you learn Chinese?
你在哪里学的中文? 你在哪里学的中文?
nǐ zài nǎlǐ xué de Zhōngwén ?
你在哪裡學的中文?
Where did you learn Chinese?
How long have you been studying Chinese?
你学中文多久了? 你学中文多久了?
nǐ xué Zhōngwén duōjiǔ le ?
你學中文多久了?
How long have you been studying Chinese?
Have you been to China?
你去过中国吗? 你去过中国吗?
nǐ qù guo Zhōngguó ma ?
你去過中國嗎?
Have you been to China?
Do you like Chinese food?
你喜欢吃中国菜吗? 你喜欢吃中国菜吗?
nǐ xǐhuān chī Zhōngguó cài ma ?
你喜歡吃中國菜嗎?
Do you like Chinese food?
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Saturday at 1:15 pm
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Hey listeners! Did we miss any other common questions? Leave a comment and tell us what other questions you use a lot!

Saturday at 10:21 am
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Hi Mayer,
Actually we use 你好吗?when we meet our friends who we haven’t met for a period of time.
e.g. 好久不见。你好吗?
好久不见。你最近好吗?
Either above is OK.

Cho
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M Mayer
Saturday at 3:18 am
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But is 你好吗? ever used among native Chinese speakers?

http://www.italki.com/article/360/how-do-you-really-greet-in-chinese#.VeneHvlViko

Chinese people never say 你好吗? which is the literal translation of How are you? … after the habit of westerners. It is usually arranged in the first few lessons of almost all Chinese-as-a-Foreign-Language textbooks for the convenience of structure teaching and for the communicative need. Why? Because both the question and answer belong to typical adj-predicate sentence patterns used exclusively in Chinese.

Saturday at 11:52 am
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Hi, Mayer,
1.你学中文学了多久了?=你学中文多久了?=你中文学了多久了?=你学了多久的中文了?
The 4 above are all natural Chinese.

2. 你学了多久的中文了?
The main part of this sentence is 你 学 中文.
And we add the question part 多久(久, adjective) before 中文, as 中文 is a noun, so we use 的 between them.

3. 最近怎么样? is more used to close friends if you haven’t met each other for a period of time.

Cho
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M. Mayer
Tuesday at 1:47 am
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For the “how long” question, would you ever say “你学中文学了多久了”? In other words, do you ever need to repeat the verb for a VO when asking “how long”? And when is 的 used? As in, 你学了多久的中文了?(Admittedly that latter sounds odd.)

Also, is 你好吗 really used anywhere? In mainland China my understanding is that 最近怎么样?is preferred .