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Eric: Top 25 Chinese Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 2: Where are you from? in Chinese. In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Chinese learners, and then learn how to answer the question like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question Where are you from? In Chinese this is
Cho: 你来自哪里?
The first word in the question is
Cho: 你
Eric: meaning “you” in English.
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 你
Eric: Listen again and repeat.
Cho: 你
{Pause}
Eric: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Cho: 来自
Eric: meaning “to come from”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 来自
Eric: Now repeat.
Cho: 来自
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Cho: 你来自
{pause}
And next
Cho: 哪里
Eric: meaning “where.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 哪里
Eric: Now repeat.
Cho: 哪里
{Pause}
Listen to the the entire question and repeat.
Cho: 你来自哪里?
Eric: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Where are you from?”
Cho: 我来自美国。
Eric: "I'm from the U.S.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Cho: (Slow) 我来自美国。
{pause}
Eric: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Cho: 我
Eric: meaning “I.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 我
Eric: Now repeat
Cho: 我
{Pause}
Eric: And next
Cho: 来自
which is “to come from”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 来自
Eric:Now repeat.
Cho: 来自
{Pause}
Eric: Next is
Cho: 美国
meaning “the U.S.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 美国
Eric:Now repeat.
Cho: 美国
Eric: Listen to the speaker say, “I'm from the U.S.”, and then repeat.
Cho: 我来自美国。
{pause}
Eric: To expand on the pattern, replace “the U.S” with “England.”
Cho: 英国
Eric: England
Cho: (slow) 英国 (regular) 英国
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “England”
Cho: 我来自英国。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the U.S with England. Say “I'm from England.”
{pause}
Cho: 我来自英国。
Eric: To use a different phrase, replace England with “China.”
Cho: 中国
Eric: China
Cho: (slow) 中国 (regular) 中国
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “China.”
Cho: 我来自中国。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace England with China. Say I'm from China.
{pause}
Cho: 我来自中国。
Eric: To expand on the pattern, replace China with Germany.
Cho: 德国
Eric: Germany
Cho: (slow) 德国 (regular) 德国
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Germany
Cho: 我来自德国。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace China with Germany. Say “I'm from Germany.”
{pause}
Cho: 我来自德国。
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting China and someone asks you where you're from. You're from the U.S. Respond to the question.
Cho: 你来自哪里? (five seconds) 我来自美国。
Eric: Now, imagine you're from England. Respond to the question.
Cho: 你来自哪里? (five seconds) 我来自英国。
Eric: Now, imagine you're from China. Answer the speaker's question.
Cho: 你来自哪里? (five seconds) 我来自中国。
Eric: Imagine you're from Germany. Respond to the question.
Cho: 你来自哪里? (five seconds) 我来自德国。
Eric: Now you want to ask that person where they're from. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Cho: 你来自哪里?
Eric: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Cho: 你来自哪里?
Eric: This is the end of Lesson 2

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Try to answer to the question 'Where are you from?' in Chinese!

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Monday at 07:59 PM
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Hello Brandi,


Thank you for your comment. You can find the pinyin of the phrases in the dialogue section.


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Brandi
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Hi guys!

Can we possibly have the pinyin for all the hanzi phrases in this lesson?


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Hello robert groulx,


Thank you for your comment, we hope you enjoyed the lesson!


你来自哪里?


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robert groulx
Thursday at 01:46 AM
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thank you for the lesson transcript


你来自哪里


robert

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Monday at 01:13 PM
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Hello Stan,


Thank you for your comment, that's correct! 😄


Wǒ láizì Zhōngguó.

P.S There's a typo, the U.S is Měiguó.


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Stan
Wednesday at 12:46 AM
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Wo laizi Meguo. Ni ne?


I am from the US. What about you?

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Hello Maryam,


Thank you for your comment. Pakistan in Chinese is 巴基斯坦 (Bā jī sī tǎn).


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Maryam
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Hello, I would like to know how to say Pakistan in Chinese?

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Hello Jia,


Thank you for your comment. India in Chinese is 印度 (yìn dù).


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Jia
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Hi,

I'm from India. What do you call India in Chinese?

Thanks.