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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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ChineseClass101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Try introducing yourself in Chinese!

Friday at 9:41 pm
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Hi Scotty


I understand you are asking the phonetic spelling letters. They are Pinyin, or Chinese phonetic spelling system.This is one of the main difficult parts of Chinese learning.

English words almost carry their pronunciation, but the Chinese ones don't, so beginners need Pinyin, while very advanced lessons don't have Pinyin. Pinyin helps learners to memorize each Chinese character's pronunciation.


Thanks for learning with us.


Amy

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Thursday at 8:58 pm
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What are the meaning of the marks over the letters that are in English letterings

Friday at 4:40 am
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Hello Dennis


You are right when saying '我是 Dennis.’ Chinese and English are the same for this expression.

我是 Dennis.- I'm Dennis.

他是David. - He's David.


Please let us know, when you have any other questions.

Thanks for learning with us.


Amy

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Dennis
Thursday at 10:40 am
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Hi, my name is Dennis. I wanted to ask you this: apart of saying, 我 叫 Dennis, is it also correct to say 我是 Dennis or not? Thanks

Wednesday at 1:56 am
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Hello, Shahzad,


Do you have any character for your name, Lee?李?


Cho

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Wednesday at 1:55 am
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Hello, Shahzad,


Yes, 你在学中文。(Nǐ zài xué zhōng wén .)

You are studying Chinese.


Cho

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Shahzad
Friday at 5:25 am
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ni hao

wo jiao lee

Shahzad
Friday at 5:23 am
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wo shi zhongwen xueshang

Monday at 1:20 am
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Hi, YanQiong,


你好,艳琼。你的名字真好听。:smile:

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!:smile: