What's your name?

Lesson Information
Instructor:  Becky
Length:  20:18
Introduction:  Learn the correct order of Chinese names and distinguish the relational verbs "是 (shì)," "姓 (xìng)," and "叫 (jiào)."
 
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Discussion
The order of Chinese names is the opposite of that of most western names. In Chinese, the family name goes before the given name: family name first, and then the given name. In this lesson, beginning Chinese learners will also learn to introduce their occupation, and distinguish between the relational verbs "是 (shì)," "姓 (xìng)," and "叫 (jiào)."


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Dieudonne says
how can i pay how much it cost ??
March 17, 2011 Reply
GGBaliki in reply to Dieudonne
pay online:)!
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November 1, 2011 Reply
GGBaliki says
how many sesions are for the course?
May 27, 2011 Reply
GGBaliki in reply to GGBaliki
please reply :)
May 27, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to GGBaliki
Some are 20 lessons and some are 10 lessons. But  there can be variation. 
May 27, 2011 Reply
GGBaliki says
Hi
could you tell me the top names for girls in china?
May 27, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to GGBaliki
:-)…Below are some popular names for girls in China:
 
“丽(Lì)” means “beautiful” in Chinese; “艳(Yàn)” means “be bright-colored and beautiful”; “琳(Lín)” originally means “beautiful jade” and “瑞(Ruì)”means “auspicious”.
May 27, 2011 Reply
GGBaliki in reply to Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher)
thanx
May 30, 2011 Reply
april says
့Hi , teacher !
                 How can i say   no  in chinese?
September 17, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to april
Hi April,
You can say “不 (bù)” or “不要 (bú yào)” in Chinese to mean “no.” If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.
October 11, 2011 Reply
soroush in reply to Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher)
sure!
December 28, 2011 Reply
starkeya says
Hey Becky ... Hen gaoxing jiandao nin (very happy to see you) i am glad to  .... am i right ? reply me.
October 28, 2011 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to starkeya
Hi,starkeya,  
Yes, you are right! Good job!
Wǒ yě hěn gāoxìng rènshi nín. I am also glad to meet you. Please let me know if you got any Chinese related questions. (*^__^*)
November 1, 2011 Reply
moana1520 says
xiang he dian er shen me?
xiang chi dian er shen me?

please let me know whether the aboves means the same?
November 6, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to moana1520
Hi moana1520,
“想喝点什么?(Xiǎng hē diǎn shén me?)” means “What do you want to drink?”  while “想吃点什么 (Xiǎng chī diǎn shén me?)” means “What do you want to eat?” “喝 (Hē)” means “to drink.” For example, 我喜欢喝咖啡 (Wǒ xǐhuan hē kāfēi.) means “I like to drink coffee.” “吃 (Chī)” means “to eat.” For example, 我喜欢吃牛排 (Wǒ xǐhuan chī niúpái.) means “I like to eat steaks.”
Will you tell me what you like to eat and drink using these Chinese words?
Look forward to hearing from you~
November 7, 2011 Reply
stepsloverz says
In Chinese, what you usually used to call a person? Using their surname or the given name? 

Thanks in advance!
November 10, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to stepsloverz
Hi stepsloverz,
Just like in the West, you call people different names depending on your relationship with that person. Usually, full names are used between people who are not familiar, while given names are used between friends and family. For example, if Li Xiaoqiang is your friend, you’ll probably call him by his given name “Xiaoqiang,” but when you introduce him to friends of yours, you should use his full name, “Li Xiaoqiang,” in the introduction.
As far as surnames go, we usually add "Mr.," "Miss" and "Madame" after it to express respect in formal occasions. For example, “王先生 (Wáng xiānsheng) Mr. Wang,” or “李小姐 (Lǐ xiáojiě) Miss Li.”
How do you usually address friends, family and acquaintances?
November 11, 2011 Reply
idaliren says
Nǐ hǎo! 

Wǒ jiào Danilo.  Wǒ de míngzi zěnme shūxiě? 
I mean... with chinese characters.. ;-)

Gǎnxiè nĭ de bāngzhù!
April 2, 2012 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to idaliren
Nǐ hǎo! Nǐ de míngzi shì Danilo. "Da" ,"达" “ni” is "尼", "lo" could be "洛." "达尼洛" ”Dáníluò.“
April 5, 2012 Reply
kimi123 says
I cant restart my membership! Could you help me with this problem?
April 5, 2017 Reply
Helen Zhang(Chinese Teacher) in reply to kimi123
Hi Kimi,
We are going through some adjustments to our website. In the meanwhile, you will not be able to pay for our services. For the time being, we have decided to give you one month’s service free of charge to access our site. Please enjoy~
April 7, 2017 Reply
Mwanxa says
Greetings,  

I am in need of the video lessons they seem not to be playing ?

Thank you 

Mwanxa
September 6, 2017 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to Mwanxa
We have fixed this problem. Please check it out.
September 28, 2017 Reply
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