Want to speak Chinese? Yes? Good – keep reading. This is for those that truly want to learn the language. Here’s how you introduce yourself in Chinese in 10 easy lines… and this might take you 2 to 3 minutes or less. With this lesson…
- You get the Chinese, translations and romanizations.
- Read out loud to practice your speaking.
- Feel free to print this sheet out for extra review.
Here’s how you introduce yourself in Chinese. Let’s go.
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1) Hello, It’s nice to meet you.
Hello and Nice to meet you in Chinese are a must-know phrases. And any introduction will probably will start with these words.
- Hello, it’s nice to meet you.
- nínhǎo , hěn gāoxìng jiàn dào nǐ.
2) My name is _____.
This is simple. To say “my name is” in Chinese, you just need the phrase “Wǒ de míngzi shì.” Then say your name. For example, if the name is Lian, it would be like this…
- My name is Lian.
- Wǒ de míngzi shì lián.
3) I am from ______.
So, where are you from? America? Europe? Africa? Asia? Just stick the name of your country inside this phrase. We’ll use China as an example.
- I’m from China.
- Wǒ láizì Zhōngguó.
- 我来自中国。 我来自中国。
4) I live in ______.
What about now – where do you live? Just fill in the blank with the country or city (if famous) into this phrase. I’ll use Beijing as an example. You can use your own.
- I live in Beijing.
- Wǒ zhù zài Běijīng.
5) I’ve been learning Chinese for _____.
How long have you been learning Chinese for? A month? A year?
- I’ve been learning Chinese for a year.
- Wǒ xuéxí Zhōngwén yǐjīng yī nián le.
- 我学习中文已经1年了。 我学习中文已经1年了。
6) I’m learning Chinese at _____.
Where are you learning Chinese? At school? At home? This would be a great line to know and use when you’re introducing yourself. Here’s my example:
- I’m learning Chinese at ChineseClass101.com.
- Wǒ zài ChineseClassyīlíng yī .com wǎngzhàn xuéxí Zhōngwén.
7) I am ____ years old.
Here’s how to say how old you are in Chinese.
- I’m 27 years old.
- Wǒ èrshíqī suì.
8) I am ______.
What about your position? Are you a student? Yoga teacher? Lawyer for the potato industry? Potato salesman? Super important question that people like to ask (and judge you about – Hey, I’m just a blogger!). Just use “ani” meaning “I” and add your position.
- I’m a teacher.
- Wǒ shì yī míng jiàoshī.
9) One of my hobbies is _____.
Now, let’s move onto personal interests – hobbies! My hobbies are languages, linguajunkieing and such. How about you? You’ll definitely need this line when introducing yourself in Chinese.
Here’s an example to use:
- One of my hobbies is reading.
- Dúshū shì Wǒ de àihào zhīyī.
10) I enjoy listening to music.
Now, this is just another example line about your hobbies. You can use something else where.
- I enjoy listening to music.
- Wǒ xǐhuān tīng yīnyuè.
So now you know how to introduce yourself in Chinese in 10 lines. I’m sure there’s a ton more you can say – but this is an easy, simple start that any beginner can put to use. It’s all about starting easy.
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– The Main Junkie
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