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What is your nationality?

Lesson Information
Instructor:  Becky
Length:  19:08
Introduction:  Learn to introduce your country and your job and get familiar with the names of various departments in a company.
 
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Discussion
Learn more beginner-level Chinese phrases to introduce your home country and job. Beginning Chinese learners can get to know country names such as U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and useful phrases such as I come from... and I work at ... This Chinese lesson for beginners also helps you become familiar with the names of various departments in a company.


Comments
Yinjang says
what's guojia?
December 31, 2011 Reply
Becky_Chinese Teacher in reply to Yinjang
国家(guójiā) means nation or country. :)
If you have any other questions just feel free to let me know. :)
December 31, 2011 Reply
azmanar in reply to Becky_Chinese Teacher
Guojia = home country or homeland.

Is that more accurate?
January 24, 2012 Reply
Minna in reply to azmanar
Hello azmanar, home country or homeland means "祖国 zǔguó" in Chinese. It is a little different from "Guojia." 
January 25, 2012 Reply
vmasci says
Ni hao Becky,
I'd like to know why you say "nage bumen" and translate "bumen" as department, but then you say "qihua bu" and not "qihua bumen". Why is that? Which word is department them "bumen" or "bu"?

Thanks,
Maria
July 10, 2013 Reply
Becky_Chinese Teacher in reply to vmasci
nǐ hǎo. Vmasci. Thanks for your question. Here "qǐhuà bù" actually is the omitted version of "qǐhuà bùmén." Both "bùmén" and "bù" means department. In oral Chinese, in order to make it easier to say, we usually say "bù" instead of "bùmén."
July 23, 2013 Reply
marcos.m.ventura says
About the simplified and traditional characters, is it okay to mix simplified and traditional characters at the same sentence? Would it be considered bad writing?
August 15, 2014 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to marcos.m.ventura
Hi marcos.m.ventura,

We won't mix simplified and traditional characters. In the mainland of China we don't use traditional characters nowadays. So not all of Chinese could read both traditional and simplified characters. Some people may not get your meaning, if you mix them.
August 16, 2014 Reply
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Ni hao Becky.
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