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Introduce Myself (自我介绍) Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Uncategorized, Vocabulary

When learning a language, one of the first things you need to learn how to do is how to introduce yourself (自我介绍 – zì wǒ jiè shào). Whether you are making friends, chatting with co-workers, or looking for love, you’ll obviously have to be comfortable talking about yourself and sharing basic personal information. As a way to help you in your Chinese studies, here’s a short personal introduction about myself:

大家好,我叫Sasha。我姓Savinov。今年我二十六岁。我来自美国。我的老家是底特律。我家有九个人:爸爸,妈妈,四个弟弟,两个妹妹,和我。我们也有一只狗。现在我住在北京。我在这儿工作。我是英语老师。我也是视频制作老师。我有漂亮的女朋友。她也是美国人。我们在一起住。我的爱好是:旅行,看书,听音乐,做运动,什么的。周末的时候我们喜欢去玩儿。比如:爬山,看音乐会,去饭馆吃饭,去酒吧喝啤酒。我很高兴认识你!

明白了吗? (míng bái le ma?) – Got it?

OK, I know that’s a lot to digest, so let’s break down my introduction a little bit:

大家好 – dà jiā hǎo – Hello everyone!

我叫Sasha – wǒ jiào Sasha – My (first) name is Sasha.

我姓Savinov – wǒ xìng Savinov – My (last) name is Savinov.

今年我二十六岁 – jīn nián wǒ èr shí liù suì – This year I’m 26 years old.

美国! F*** yeah!

我来自美国 – wǒ lái zì měi guó – I’m from the United States.

老虎加油!(Go Tigers!)

我的老家是底特律 – wǒ de lǎo jiā shì dǐ tè lǜ – My hometown is Detroit.

我家很大 (My family is really big.)

我家有九个人:爸爸,妈妈,四个弟弟,两个妹妹,和我 – wǒ jiā yǒu jiǔ gè rén: bà ba, mā mā, sì gè dì dì, liǎng gè mèi mei, hé wǒ – My family has nine members: dad, mom, four little brothers, two little sisters, and me.

我的狗有点胖 (My dog is a little fat.)

我们也有一只狗 – wǒ men yě yǒu yī zhǐ gǒu – We also have a dog.

现在我住在北京 – xiàn zài wǒ zhù zài běijīng – Now, I live in Beijing.

我在这儿工作 – wǒ zài zhè’er gōng zuò – I work here.

我是英语老师。我也是视频制作老师 – wǒ shì yīng yǔ lǎo shī. wǒ yě shì shì pín zhì zuò lǎo shī – I’m an English teacher. I’m also a video production teacher.

我们在景山公园 (We're at Jingshan Park.)

我有漂亮的女朋友. 她也是美国人 – wǒ yǒu piào liang de nǚ péng yǒu. tā yě shì měi guó rén – I have a beautiful girlfriend. She’s also American.

我们在一起住 – wǒ men zài yī qǐ zhù – We live together.

我的爱好是:旅行,看书,听音乐,做运动,什么的 – wǒ de ài hào shì: lǚ xíng, kàn shū, tīng yīn yuè, zuò yùn dòng, shén me de – My hobbies are: traveling, reading books, listening to music, playing sports, and so on.

周末的时候我们喜欢去玩儿 – zhōu mò de shí hou wǒ men xǐ huan qù wán er – On the weekend, we like to go out and play.

延庆县 (Yanqing County - outside of Beijing city.)

比如:爬山,看音乐会,去饭馆吃饭,去酒吧喝啤酒 – bǐ rú: pá shān, kàn yīn yuè huì, qù fàn guǎn chī fàn, qù jiǔ bā hē pí jiǔ – For example: climb a mountain, see a concert, eat out in a restaurant, or go to a bar to drink beer.

我很高兴认识你 – wǒ hěn gāo xìng rèn shi nǐ! – I’m pleased to meet you!

Well there you go. Now you know how to introduce yourself in Chinese, so find a new 朋友 and get practicing!

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About the Author:sasha

Sasha is a teacher, student, writer, photographer, web designer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently planning a trip through Central/South America.


Comments:

  1. Hung Lee:

    Hello !
    I’m very happy to see these things above in a both chinese mandarin and english. May i ask you a question 😀 how long have you learned chinese mandarin ? As i can see, it was for long time…I hope we’ll get along well to sharing knowledges and experiences in many aspects not just learning a language.

    Hope to see you response !

    P/S: contact me :https://www.facebook.com/hunglee0

    • sasha:

      @Hung Lee Thanks Hung! It’s a hard question for me to answer, because I’ve only really studied Chinese for about 6 months or so in a classroom. I lived in Beijing for over 4 years, though, so I just went out and practiced every day. You don’t really need a classroom when you live in China!

  2. jane:

    Hello sasha am hearting this。am learning Chinese too am in my 2nd month of learning and I hope I will get to be as fluent as a mandarin speaker

  3. Pascaline:

    Woow I like this Sasha.At least I can now introduce myself fluently.Thanks a lot….Then I have a problem in memorising Chinese words and writing the characters. please help.

  4. Poornima:

    Mr.Sasha what you have done it is really helpful to the beginners. I m Learning Chinese from 6 months . But I feel it’s very difficult to memorize as well as write characters. I don’t have any friend and atmosphere here to Improve Chinese. What are the remedies for it. {from India}

    • sasha:

      @Poornima Thanks for the comment! To be honest I never got very good at reading/writing the characters. Make flash cards, try to read Chinese, type it whenever you can. You can do our word of the day, read the blog, sign up to YouTube channels – anything that will get you exposed to more Chinese, more of the time! Oh and of course you should visit China!


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