Learn useful phrases in Chinese

Today, I would like to teach you how to say ‘What’s your name?’, ‘You are really beautiful’ and ‘Would you like to be my friend?’ To some of you the second question would sound unusual because it’s not on many occasions in the UK we ask this question but in China it’s quite common among a lot of people: it goes with the culture. You can listen to the questions below in the podcast here.

nǐ zhēn piāo liàng

So, let’s start with the first phrase:

  1. What’s your name?

    nǐ jiào shén me míng zì which is literally translated as ‘you what called name?’ where is ‘you’, jiào is ‘called’, shén me is ‘what’ and míng zì is ‘name’.
  2. You are really beautiful!

    nǐ zhēn piào liang

    means you      zhēn means really    piào  liang means beautiful
  3. Would you like to be my friend?

    wǒ men kě yǐ chéng wéi péng yǒu māwǒ men (we), kě yǐ (can), chéng wéi (be), péng yǒu (friends) and  (?).

    Now listen to the podcast and repeat after me.
    Good luck and come back for the next lesson.
    Matt Wan

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