Introductions in Chinese
It’s time for a crash course on introductions in Chinese! After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to recognize some common personal questions. Even better, in most cases you’ll be able to reply using simple Chinese phrases and numbers. It’s useful to be able to talk about yourself and ask about others when you’re getting to know new people. And there may be times when you need to speak to an official person, or fill out a form.
Perhaps you’re booking into a hotel, or going for an interview. You’ll probably be asked some basic personal questions in Chinese like “What is your nationality?”, “What is your telephone number?” or “What is your date of birth?” These are all useful things to be able to talk about for everyday conversations as well, so how about we get started…
Pronouncing introductions in Chinese
When you’re responding, you can follow one of the simple formats below. Just insert the appropriate information in the brackets.
My birthday is on the [day] of [month] [year]. (Literal: My birthday is [xxxx] year [xx] month [xx] day)
Yes and No
A couple of very useful words for you to know are “Yes” and “No”.
Filling in Forms
That’s it for this lesson, well done!