Nationalities in Chinese
Jīntiān nǐhǎo ma? In this lesson, you'll learn how to answer that all important question that you'll be asked frequently – 你从哪儿来？Nǐ cóng nǎr lái? – Where are you from?
No matter how good your Chinese is, most people in China will know you're not a native speaker. As such, this is one of the first questions someone new you meet will ask you. You can answer this simply with the country you're from – 我从英国来 Wǒ cóng Yīngguó lái – I'm from the UK. Or, you can also answer by using the nationality form 我是英国人 Wǒ shì Yīngguórén – I'm British.
This time we'll be going over the second way of talking about where you're from, and nationalities in Chinese.
Pronouncing nationalities in ChineseLet's get started...
How'd you do? How do you feel answering this question now? Many of these words have some similarity in pronunciation to their English counterparts. But the spelling and pronunciation can be a bit tricky so don't forget to practice! Jiāyóu!