What is Your Name?

What is Your Name?

Here is  another Groovi Pauli video, it’s a good review for lesson 3.

The first section of the video repeats the following refreign:

Nǐ jiào shén me míng zi? (What’s your name?)

Wǒ de péng you?  (My friend.)
Nǐ jiào shén me míng zi? (What’s your name?)

Nǐ shì shéi? (Who are you?)

In the following section, several characters and puppets introduce themselves, saying:
Ní hǎo. wǒ jiào xxx (Hello! I’m called…<insert name>) 

 

Preview Numbers for next Lesson

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Pinyinèrsānliùjiǔshí
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Counting Video: a short video from Fiona Tian about numbers and counting.  It’s a preview for Lesson 4, which is all about numbers. BTW, Fiona is demonstrating the Taiwanese method of counting with fingers. In Mainland China, you will see different gestures for six thru nine.

 

Extra Bonus: Mandarin on the Street

Here is another video about asking someone’s name. This is what Chinese people actually sound like! The dialog, between (mostly) real Chinese people, is totally unscripted.

Please note: there is one new word in this dialog: yǒu, which means “have”. After the question “Nǐ yǒu yīngwén míngzì ma?” they all answer yǒu. This follows the rule that Chinese people answer “confirmation questions” by echoing the adjective or verb in the sentence.

Also note: If the people in the video are speaking too fast for you, you can slow it down by clicking on the gear icon and setting the speed to 75% or even 50%.

 

PinyinChineseEnglish
Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì?你叫什么名字?What is your name?
Wǒ jiào Lǐ Mò我叫李默My name is Li Muo.
Lǐ Mò, hěn gāoxìng rèn shì nǐ.李默,很高兴认是你。Li Mo, I am very happy to meet you.
Nǐ yǒu yīngwén míngzì ma?你有英文名字吗?Do you have an English name?
Yǒu.有。Yes.
Jiào shénme?叫什么?What is it?
Jiào “Jamise”.叫 Jamise.Called Jamise.
PinyinChineseEnglish
Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì?你叫什么名字?What is your name?
Wǒ jiào Mǎ Lìnà你叫马莉娜My name is “Ma Lina”
Mǎ Lìnà wǒ hěn gāoxìng rèn shì nǐ. Nǐ yǒu yīngwén míngzì ma?马莉娜我很高兴认识你。你有英文名字吗?Ma Lina, its a pleasure to meet you. Do you have an English name?
Yǒu.有。Yes.
Jiào shénme?叫什么?What is it?
”Maria”MariaMaria
PinyinChineseEnglish
Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì?你叫什么名字?What is your name?
Wǒ jiào Lǐ Bīn我叫李宾My name is Li Bin.
Lǐ Bīn wǒ hěn gāoxìng rèn shì nǐ. Nǐ yǒu yīngwén míngzì ma?马莉娜我很高兴认识你。你有英文名字吗?Li Bin, its a pleasure to meet you. Do you have an English name?
”Robin”RobinRobin
PinyinChineseEnglish
Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì?你叫什么名字?What is your name?
Wǒ jiào Chénchén你叫陈晨My name is “Chen Chen”
Chén Chén wǒ hěn gāoxìng rèn shì nǐ. Nǐ yǒu yīngwén míngzì ma?马莉娜我很高兴认识你。你有英文名字吗?Chen Chen, its a pleasure to meet you. Do you have an English name?
Jiào Chénchén, hahaha叫陈晨哈哈哈 called Chenchen
PinyinChineseEnglish
Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì?你叫什么名字?What is your name?
Wǒ jiào Lǐ Jié你叫李洁My name is “Li Jie”
Lǐ Jié wǒ hěn gāoxìng rèn shì nǐ. Nǐ yǒu yīngwén míngzì ma?李洁我很高兴认识你。你有英文名字吗?Li Jie, its a pleasure to meet you. Do you have an English name?
Méiyǒu没有None
PinyinChineseEnglish
Nǐ jiào shénme míngzì?你叫什么名字?What is your name?
Wǒ jiào Āi Kè你叫埃克My name is “Āi Kè”
Āi Kè wǒ hěn gāoxìng rèn shì nǐ. Nǐ yǒu zhōngwen míngzì ma?李洁我很高兴认识你。你有中文名字吗?Ai ke, its a pleasure to meet you. Do you have an English name?
Wǒ jiào Āi Kè你叫埃克My name is “Āi Kè”