Want to speak Chinese? Yes? Good – keep reading. This is for those that truly want to learn the language. Here’s how you introduce yourself in Chinese in 10 easy lines… and this might take you 2 to 3 minutes or less. With this lesson…
- You get the Chinese, translations and romanizations.
- Read out loud to practice your speaking.
- Feel free to print this sheet out for extra review.
Here’s how you introduce yourself in Chinese. Let’s go.
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1) Hello, It’s nice to meet you.
Hello and Nice to meet you in Chinese are a must-know phrases. And any introduction will probably will start with these words.
- Hello, it’s nice to meet you.
- nínhǎo , hěn gāoxìng jiàn dào nǐ.
2) My name is _____.
This is simple. To say “my name is” in Chinese, you just need the phrase “Wǒ de míngzi shì.” Then say your name. For example, if the name is Lian, it would be like this…
- My name is Lian.
- Wǒ de míngzi shì lián.
3) I am from ______.
So, where are you from? America? Europe? Africa? Asia? Just stick the name of your country inside this phrase. We’ll use China as an example.
- I’m from China.
- Wǒ láizì Zhōngguó.
- 我来自中国。 我来自中国。
4) I live in ______.
What about now – where do you live? Just fill in the blank with the country or city (if famous) into this phrase. I’ll use Beijing as an example. You can use your own.
- I live in Beijing.
- Wǒ zhù zài Běijīng.
5) I’ve been learning Chinese for _____.
How long have you been learning Chinese for? A month? A year?
- I’ve been learning Chinese for a year.
- Wǒ xuéxí Zhōngwén yǐjīng yī nián le.
- 我学习中文已经1年了。 我学习中文已经1年了。
6) I’m learning Chinese at _____.
Where are you learning Chinese? At school? At home? This would be a great line to know and use when you’re introducing yourself. Here’s my example:
- I’m learning Chinese at ChineseClass101.com.
- Wǒ zài ChineseClassyīlíng yī .com wǎngzhàn xuéxí Zhōngwén.
7) I am ____ years old.
Here’s how to say how old you are in Chinese.
- I’m 27 years old.
- Wǒ èrshíqī suì.
8) I am ______.
What about your position? Are you a student? Yoga teacher? Lawyer for the potato industry? Potato salesman? Super important question that people like to ask (and judge you about – Hey, I’m just a blogger!). Just use “ani” meaning “I” and add your position.
- I’m a teacher.
- Wǒ shì yī míng jiàoshī.
9) One of my hobbies is _____.
Now, let’s move onto personal interests – hobbies! My hobbies are languages, linguajunkieing and such. How about you? You’ll definitely need this line when introducing yourself in Chinese.
Here’s an example to use:
- One of my hobbies is reading.
- Dúshū shì Wǒ de àihào zhīyī.
10) I enjoy listening to music.
Now, this is just another example line about your hobbies. You can use something else where.
- I enjoy listening to music.
- Wǒ xǐhuān tīng yīnyuè.
So now you know how to introduce yourself in Chinese in 10 lines. I’m sure there’s a ton more you can say – but this is an easy, simple start that any beginner can put to use. It’s all about starting easy.
See if you can introduce yourself below. Leave me a comment.
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Hope you enjoyed this!
– The Main Junkie
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Generally, you’ll be invited to introduce yourself by interviewer at the beginning of the interview. In our previous article, we have told you how to make a brief introduction of yourself in Chinese in relatively informal situations, but in the interview, you should present yourself more formal and polite. In this article, you’ll learn how to make a simple and compelling self-introduction in Chinese Mandarin fluently.
nǐ hǎo /nín hǎo
zǎo shàng hǎo /xià wǔ hǎo
Good Morning/Good Afternoon
gè wèi kǎo guān ，nǐ men hǎo
wǒ jiào XX
My name is XX (Your full name)
wǒ lái zì XX
I’m from XX (Your country)
jīn nián XX suì
I am XX years old (Your age)
yú XX nián bì yè yú XX xué xiào XX zhuān yè, XX xué lì.
I’m graduated from XX (School name) school XX (specialty name) specialty, XX(degree name) degree
céng huò dé guò XX 曾获得过XX(奖项列举)。
My awards include XX. (List the major awards in your school life.)
Work Experience and Skills
There is no strict format of work experience Chinese phrase, you just feel free to show the real you. Depending on your work experience, write your occupational history, good performance and successful case down, then translate it into Chinese, and remember it. Be honest and brief, just tell the interviewer your work experience and skills in Chinese when the question comes.
Expect Job and Why Should They Hire You
wǒ xī wàng kě yǐ huò dé yī fèn hé XXyǒu guān de gōng zuò, yīn wéi wǒ XXX
I hope to get a job about XX (position), because XXX (why you are a great fit for this position).
To show your sincerity and politeness, you can say something like:
wǒ fēi cháng xī wàng néng dé dào zhè fèn gōng zuò ,xī wàng guì gōng sī néng gěi zhè cì jī huì 。xiè xiè
I extremely hope that I can gain this job, hope your company can give me a chance. Thank you!
Introduce Yourself in Chinese for Interview Sample
下午好。我叫李莉莲，来自中国深圳，今年26岁。我毕业于法国雷恩大学的语言学和教学法专业，硕士学位。在校期间, 学习成绩优异, 曾获奖学金, 三好生等多项荣誉。过去4年在汉桥汉语教育学校担任对外汉语教师的职位， 有自己的一套独特的、合乎逻辑的教学体系可以帮助学生轻松的学习汉语。 我辅导过的学生都能以高分顺利通过Ap Chinese和HSK 考试。 今天我希望找到一份对外汉语教师的工作，我过去的工作经验说明了我非常胜任这份工作，而且我很热爱这份工作。谢谢！
Good afternoon. My name is Lillian Li. I come from Shenzhen, China. I’m 26 years old. I graduated from Rennes University in France and I majored in linguistics and didactic, I have a master’s degree. During the academic year, I got good achievements in study, won a scholarship, Sanhaoxuesheng honors etc. Over the past four years in Hanbridge Mandarin School, I taught Chinese follow a unique and logical learning system to help students improve their Chinese language ability easily. My students are all easily to pass the Ap Chinese and HSK exam with a high score. Today I want to get a job of Chinese language teacher, I believe I am capable and competent of this job because of my educational background and I love this job very much. Thank you.
That’s it. Now just prepare how to introduce yourself in Chinese for job interview presentation based on your own individual situation according to the above method!
This is not the end. To perform well in the whole process of the interview, you should also learn what job interview questions in Chinese you’ll be asked. If you take the interview very seriously and need help, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.