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…
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Pronouncing introductions in Chinese
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What's your name?
What is your passport number?
What is your cell phone number?
What is your telephone number?
What is your address?
Are you married?
Do you have a spouse?
How many children do you have?
Do you have children?
How many siblings do you have?
Do you have siblings?
What is your date of birth?
How old are you?
What's your nationality?
Where are you from?
What is your email address?
When you’re responding, you can follow one of the simple formats below. Just insert the appropriate information in the brackets.
My name is [name]
My cell phone number is [number]
My telephone number is [number]
My address is [address]
Yes, I'm married.
No, I'm not married.
Yes, I have a spouse.
No, I don't have a spouse.
I have one child.
I have [number] children.
Yes, I have [number] children.
No, I have no children.
I have [number] siblings.
Yes, I have siblings.
No, I have no siblings.
My birthday is on the [day] of [month] [year].
I am [number] years old.
I'm from [country name].
My passport number is [number].
Yes and No
A couple of very useful words for you to know are “Yes” and “No”.
Filling in Forms
Date of birth
That’s it for this lesson, well done!
Here are a few recommended Chinese lessons to try next!
- Describing where you're from. Let's talk about nationalities in Chinese.
- At a Chinese restaurant? Try ordering in a Chinese restaurant!
- Everyone loves talking about sports in Chinese.
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