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…

Pronouncing introductions in Chinese

您叫什么名字?

Nín jiào shénme míngzì?

What's your name?

您的护照号码是什么?

Nínde hùzhào hàomǎ shì shénme?

What is your passport number?

您的手机号码是什么?

Nínde shǒujī hàomǎ shì shénme?

What is your cell phone number?

您的电话号码是什么?

Nínde diànhuà hàomǎ shì shénme?

What is your telephone number?

您的地址是什么?

Nínde dìzhǐ shì shénme?

What is your address?

您结婚了吗?

Nín jiéhūn le ma?

Are you married?

您有配偶吗?

Nín yǒu pèi’ǒu ma?

Do you have a spouse?

您有几个孩子?

Nín yǒu jǐgè háizi?

How many children do you have?

您有孩子吗?

Nín yǒu háizi ma?

Do you have children?

您有几个兄弟姐妹?

Nín yǒu jǐgè xiōngdìjiěmèi?

How many siblings do you have?

您有兄弟姐妹吗?

Nín yǒu xiōngdìjiěmèi ma?

Do you have siblings?

您的出生年月日是什么?

Nínde chūshēng niányuèrì shì shénme?

What is your date of birth?

您多大了?

Nín duōdà le?

How old are you?

您的国籍是什么?

Nínde guójí shì shénme?

What's your nationality?

您从哪儿来?

Nín cóng nǎr lái?

Where are you from?

您的电子信箱地址是什么?

Nínde diànzǐ xìnxiāng dìzhǐ shì shénme?

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.

我叫…

Wǒ jiào …

My name is [name]

我的手机号码是…

Wǒde shǒujī hàomǎ shì …

My cell phone number is [number]

我的电话号码是…

Wǒde diànhuà hàomǎ shì …

My telephone number is [number]

我的地址是…

Wǒde dìzhǐ shì…

My address is [address]

是的,我结婚了。

Shìde, wǒ jiéhūn le。

Yes, I’m married.

不,我没有结婚。

Bù, wǒ méiyǒu jiéhūn。

No, I’m not married.

是的,我有配偶。

Shìde, wǒ yǒu pèi’ǒu。

Yes, I have a spouse.

不,我没有配偶。

Bù, wǒ méiyǒu pèi’òu。

No, I don't have a spouse.

我有一个孩子。

Wǒ yǒu yīgè háizi。

I have one child.

我有…个孩子。

Wǒ yǒu … gè háizi。

I have [number] children.

是的,我有…个孩子。

Shìde, wǒ yǒu … gè háizi。

Yes, I have [number] children.

不,我没有孩子。

Bù, wǒ méiyǒu háizi。

No, I have no children.

我有…个兄弟姐妹。

Wǒ yǒu … gè xiōngdìjiěmèi。

I have [number] siblings.

是的,我有兄弟姐妹。

Shìde, wǒ yǒu xiōngdìjiěmèi。

Yes, I have siblings.

不,我没有兄弟姐妹。

Bù, wǒ méiyǒu xiōngdìjiěmèi。

No, I have no siblings.

我的生日是…年…月…日。

Wǒde shēngrì shì … nián … yuè … rì。

My birthday is on the [day] of [month] [year]. (Literal: My birthday is [xxxx] year [xx] month [xx] day)

我…岁了。

Wǒ … suì le。

I am [number] years old.

我是…国人。

Wǒ shì … guórén。

I'm [nationality].

我从…来。

Wǒ cóng … lái。

I'm from [country name].

我的护照号码是…

Wǒde hùzhào hàomǎ shì …

My passport number is [number].

Yes and No

A couple of very useful words for you to know are “Yes” and “No”.

shì

Yes

不是

búshì

No

Filling in Forms

姓名

xìngmíng

Name

国籍

guójí

Nationality

性别

xìngbié

Gender

年龄

niánlíng

Age

出生日期

chūshēng rìqī

Date of birth

地址

dìzhǐ

Address

电话号码

diànhuà hàomǎ

Telephone number

手机号码

shǒujī hàomǎ

Mobile number

护照号码

hùzhào hàomǎ

Passport number

That’s it for this lesson, well done!

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