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Introduce Yourself in Chinese (Video) Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in Vocabulary

Last month I made a post about how to introduce yourself. In a follow-up to that, here’s a video you can use to follow along with my basic self-introduction. Use the video to practice making sentences about yourself, and before you know it you’ll be confidently introducing yourself to new friends in Chinese.

自我介绍 – zì wǒ jiè shào
introduce myself

我叫Sasha – wǒ jiào Sasha
My first name is

我姓 – wǒ xìng Savinov
My surname is

我是美国人 – wǒ shì měi guó rén
I’m American

我是加拿大人 – wǒ shì jiā ná dà rén
I’m Canadian

我是英国人 – wǒ shì yīng guó rén
I’m British

我是西班牙人 – wǒ shì xī bān yá rén
I’m Spanish

我二十六岁 – wǒ èr shí liù suì
I’m 26 years old

我是老师 – wǒ shì lǎo shī
I’m a teacher

我是学生 – wǒ shì xué shēng
I’m a student

我是商人 – wǒ shì shāng rén
I’m a businessperson

我家有九个人 – wǒ jiā yǒu jiǔ gè rén
My family has 9 people.

bà ba, mā ma, sì gè dì dì, liǎng gè mèi mei, hé wǒ
Dad, mom, four little brothers, two little sisters, and me.

我还没结婚 – wǒ hái méi jié hūn
I’m not married

我结婚了 – wǒ jié hūn le
I’m married

我没有孩子 – wǒ méi yǒu hái zi
I don’t have children

我有一个儿子 – wǒ yǒu yī gè ér zi
I have a son

我有一个女儿 – wǒ yǒu yī gè nǚ’ ér
I have a daughter

我有女朋友 – wǒ yǒu nǚ péng yǒu
I have a girlfriend

我有男朋友 – wǒ yǒu nán péng yǒu
I have a boyfriend

我的爱好是 – wǒ de ài hào shì…
My hobbies are…

旅游 – lǚ yóu

听音乐 – tīng yīn yuè
listening to music

打篮球 – dǎ lán qiú
playing basketball

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

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, 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 trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


  1. Linda:

    I really liked how you listed these helpful phrases! 🙂

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