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.
So, let’s start with the first phrase:
- What’s your name?
nǐ jiào shén me míng zì which is literally translated as ‘you what called name?’ where nǐ is ‘you’, jiào is ‘called’, shén me is ‘what’ and míng zì is ‘name’.
- You are really beautiful!
nǐ zhēn piào liang
nǐ means you zhēn means really piào liang means beautiful
- Would you like to be my friend?
wǒ men kě yǐ chéng wéi péng yǒu mā –wǒ men (we), kě yǐ (can), chéng wéi (be), péng yǒu (friends) and mā (?).Now listen to the podcast and repeat after me.Good luck and come back for the next lesson.Matt Wan