20 September 2013

Chinese presentations

The first part of a conversation is the presentation. You should be able to ask for a name and surname, ask about nationality and ask about what languages somebody speaks. These are the questions and answers to use.




Ask for name and surname

Question
Answer
什么名字?
Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì
Whats your name?
大卫. 你呢?
Wǒ jiào dà wèi. Nǐ ne?
My name is David. How about you?
什么?
Nǐ xìng shénme?
What's your last name?
Wǒ xìng zhāng
My surname is Zhang



Ask for nationality

Question
Answer
国人?
Nǐ shì nǎ guórén?
Where are you from?
国人
Wǒ shì zhōngguó rén
I am Chinese
是不是英国人?
Nǐ shì bù shì yīngguó rén?
Are you British?
/
shì/bù shì
I am/I am not



Ask about spoken languages

Question
Answer
会说汉语吗?
Nǐ huì shuō hànyǔ ma?
Do you speak Chinese?
会说一点儿
Wǒ huì shuō yīdiǎnr
I can speak a little
会说英语吗?
Nǐ huì shuō yīngyǔ ma?
Do you speak English?
会说
Wǒ huì shuō
I do
会说西班牙语吗?
Nǐ huì shuō xībānyáyǔ ma?
Do you speak Spanish?
我不会说
Wǒ bù huì shuō
I don't