One of the first questions you’ll be asked when meeting someone in China is ‘Where are you from?’ – 你从哪儿来？Nǐ cóng nǎr lái? Whether you’re from Canada or Colombia, this Rocket Chinese lesson on countries in Chinese will prepare you for these questions and help you ask them in return and understand the answer!
Some of the names of countries are similar in English and Chinese but pronounced slightly differently so they’ll be easier to remember. Practice these country names out loud so you can sound natural when talking to a native Chinese speaker!
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Rocket Record lets you perfect your Chinese pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
United States of America
Where are you from?
I hope you enjoyed this lesson! Not too hard, right? You’ve just added to your growing Chinese vocabulary list! Of course there are many countries in the world and we couldn’t name them all here. If you want to really get to know all the guójiā in Chinese, you might want to get a map in Chinese!
For more lessons on Chinese vocabulary I recommend these!
Lin Ping: Rocket Chinese
Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement activities!