Learn Chinese with Carol: Lesson 3 - What's your name? (請問你叫什麼名字?)

    2011/11/11

NSFW    Today, we are going to learn how to ask people for their names. In Mandarin, we say "請問你叫什麼名字?" (qing3 wen4 ni3 jiao4 she2 me ming2 zi)

請 (qing3) is please
問 (wen4) is ask
你 (ni3) is you (we learned that)
叫 (jiao4) is call
什麼 (she2 me) is what
名字 (ming2 zi) is name

Together, it's "may I please ask you what your name is" in English.

When being asked, you can rely "我是(wo3 shi4) +your name", just like we learned in lesson 2. Blue Bird 飛飛 (fei1 fei1) and Fish 游游 (you3 you2) will demonstrate for us:

飛飛 (fei1 fei1): 請問你叫什麼名字? (qing3 wen4 ni3 jiao4 she2 me ming2 zi)
游游 (you3 you2): 你好,我是游游。請問你叫什麼名字? (ni3 hao3 wo3 shi4 you3 you2. qing3 wen4 ni3 jiao4 she2 me ming2 zi)
飛飛 (fei1 fei1): 你好,我是飛飛。(ni3 hao3 wo3 shi4 fei1 fei1)

It's pretty straight forward right? Don't forget to practice with your friends and family, and we'll see you next time, 再見 (zai4 jain4)!
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