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How to introduce myself in Chinese?

Postby tianxu » Sat 09 May 2009 7:04 am

Hi, guys,

So nice to be here with you.

My name is Angel; I’d like to share some Chinese sentences frequently used in my daily life. Today I want to display some useful sentences when you need to introduce yourself to others, you may immerse yourself in the surroundings immediately after your sincere and kindly introduction. Try to speak it out, improve your Chinese with the help of www.mandarintube.com.

zìwǒ jièshào
自我介绍
Introduce Oneself

Qǐng yǔnxǔ wǒ zìwǒ jièshào .
请允许我自我介绍。
Please let me introduce myself.

Wǒ xìng Zhāng , qǐng jiào wǒ mǐnmǐn .
我姓张,请叫我敏敏。
My surname is ZHANG.,please call me Minmin.

Hěn gāoxìng rènshí nǐ .
很高兴认识你。
Nice to meet you.

Wǒ láizì zhōngguó běijīng .
我来自中国北京。
I come from Beijing, China.

Wǒ shì gè hànyǔ jiàoshī .
我是个汉语教师。
I’m working as a teacher of Chinese.

Wǒ xīwàng wǒ néng chéngwéi nǐmende péngyou .
我希望我能成为你们的朋友。
I hope I can be a friend to all of you.
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Re: How to introduce myself in Chinese?

Postby ILuvEire » Sat 09 May 2009 8:30 pm

Welcome to Omniglot! I think a mini Chinese phrasebook would be great on this forum!

Do you know any Cantonese?
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Re: How to introduce myself in Chinese?

Postby Neqitan » Sat 09 May 2009 9:33 pm

ILuvEire wrote:Do you know any Cantonese?

I also think that when it comes to learn "Chinese", too much emphasis is put toward Mandarin instead of the rest of Chinese languages, specially Cantonese...
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Re: How to introduce myself in Chinese?

Postby dtp883 » Sun 10 May 2009 12:58 am

I personally don't like Mandarin because my brain can't process the tones. (I'm sure I could with the proper help, but I don't like tonal languages.)
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Re: How to introduce myself in Chinese?

Postby Neqitan » Sun 10 May 2009 1:59 am

dtp883 wrote:I personally don't like Mandarin because my brain can't process the tones.

Cantonese has more tone contours though.
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Re: How to introduce myself in Chinese?

Postby dtp883 » Sun 10 May 2009 3:03 am

Then I don't like Cantonese either. I just don't care for tones much.
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Re: How to introduce myself in Chinese?

Postby Epp » Sun 10 May 2009 1:35 pm

As far as I know, all Chinese languages have tones :lol:
But, but; it's not only-only, you know!
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Re: How to introduce myself in Chinese?

Postby Sobekhotep » Sun 10 May 2009 6:57 pm

Neqitan wrote:
ILuvEire wrote:Do you know any Cantonese?

I also think that when it comes to learn "Chinese", too much emphasis is put toward Mandarin instead of the rest of Chinese languages, specially Cantonese...

Well, the other varieties of spoken Chinese are politically & economically insignificant. Mandarin is the sole official language for both the Chinas & is co-official in Singapore. Cantonese has de facto official status in Hong Kong & Macau but that's it.

dtp883 wrote:my brain can't process the tones.

A lot of newbies are scared of the tones but after a while you would get used to them.

Epp wrote:As far as I know, all Chinese languages have tones

The Shanghainese dialect of Wu doesn't. It does have pitch accent, though.
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Re: How to introduce myself in Chinese?

Postby Sean of the Dead » Sun 10 May 2009 7:20 pm

Sobekhotep wrote:A lot of newbies are scared of the tones but after a while you would get used to them.

I don't afraid of anything, especially tones. 8-) ;)
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Re: How to introduce myself in Chinese?

Postby dtp883 » Sun 10 May 2009 10:50 pm

Sean of the Dead wrote:I don't afraid of anything, especially tones. 8-) ;)


English is your native language? I think you mean I'm not afraid of anything.


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