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MandarinChineseEnglish  MandarinChineseEnglish
xìngfamily name  jiàonamed/called
lèiTired  qǐng wèn请问May I ask …
xiānsheng先生Mr  shénme什么What
xiáojiě小姐Ms  wènAsk
Nín guì xìng您贵姓What’s your family name  míngzi名字Name (given or full)
[adj] = lèi, máng, hǎo    [family] = Chinese family name (ex. Chen)

[-title] = xiānsheng, xiáojiě    [given] = Chinese given name 

# Question Response
1 Nǐ [adj] ma? (Are you [adj]?) Wǒ [hěn/bù][adj].
2 (introduce: Nǐ wèn tā, Wǒ wèn nǐ, etc )
3 Nín guì xìng?
(What’s your family name?
Wǒ xìng [family].
4 Qǐng wèn, nín guì xìng?May I ask your family name? Wǒ xìng [family].
Ní hǎo [family] [-title] Ní hǎo.
5 Qǐng wèn, nǐ jiào shénme?
()Excuse me, what are you called?)
Wǒ jiào [full name]
Ní hǎo [full name]  Ní hǎo.
6 Shéi xìng [family]?
(Who’s family name is [family])
[given] xìng [family]
7 Qǐng wèn, tā xìng shénme?
(Exuse me, what’s his family name.)
Tā xìng [family].
[family] [-title], zǎoshang hǎo Zǎoshang hǎo. (Good morning)
8 Qǐng wèn, nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?
(Exuse me, What is his name?)
Wǒ xìng [family] jiào [given name]
9 Ní hǎo [family] [-title] Ní hǎo [asker’s name]
10 Shéi shì [country] rén?
(Who is [nationality])
[family][-title] shì.
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