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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Self Introductions

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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Self Introductions

We're excited to announce that Mathilda Ren (任回驳) has just published "Self Introductions", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor! 

Lesson Script

Announcer:

Self Introductions
Zìwǒ Jièshào
自我介绍

A:

Good morning everyone!
Dàjiā zǎoshànghǎo!
大家早上好!

Today is our first time meeting each other, ...
Jīntiān shì zánmen dìyī cì jiànmiàn, ...
今天是咱们第一次见面,……

first we'll do self introductions.
wǒmén xiān lái zuòxià zìwǒ jièshào.
我们先来做下自我介绍。

I'll go first - my family name is Ren - called Xiaohui Ren - ...
Wǒ xiān lái, wǒ xìng Rén, jiào Rén Xiǎohuì, ...
我先来,我姓任,叫任小慧,……

your new Chinese teacher - ...
nǐmén de xīn yǚwén lǎoshī, ...
你们的新语文老师,……

I'm 28 this year - come from Beijing.
wǒ jīnnián èrshíbā suì, láizì Běijīng.
我今年28岁,来自北京。

Hope we will enjoy being together.
Xīwàng wǒmén xiāngchǔ yǘkuài.
希望我们相处愉快。

B:

Hello everyone! I'm called Na Li.
Dàjiāhǎo! Wǒ jiào Lǐ Nà.
大家好!我叫李娜。

I like singing, dancing - ...
Wǒ xǐhuān chànggē, tiàowǔ, ...
我喜欢唱歌、跳舞,……

hope to have opportunity - can perform - give everyone a look.
xīwàng yǒu jīhuì kěyǐ biǎoyǎn gěi dàjiā kàn.
希望有机会可以表演给大家看。

I come from the vast grassland of Inner Mongolia.
Wǒ láizì liáokuò de dàcǎoyuán Nèiměnggǔ.
我来自辽阔的大草原内蒙古。

Please take good care of me.
Qǐng duōduō guānzhào.
请多多关照。
Note: Literally... please ~ much ~ much ~ look after

C:

Hi everybody! I am Gang Zhao - ...
Dàjiāhǎo! Wǒ shì Zhào Gāng, ...
大家好!我是赵刚,……

this year nineteen years - temperament relatively open minded ...
jīnnián shíjiǔ suì, xìnggé bǐjiào kāilǎng, ...
今年19岁,性格比较开朗,……

like basketball, football, volleyball, swimming - ...
xǐhuān lánqiú, zúqiú, páiqiú, yóuyǒng, ...
喜欢篮球、足球、排球、游泳,……

hope - can become friends with everyone.
xīwàng néng hé dàjiā chéngwéi péngyǒu.
希望能和大家成为朋友。

D:

Good morning! I'm called Lusi Bai.
Zǎoshànghǎo! Wǒ jiào Bái Lùsī.
早上好!我叫白露丝。

My hometown is in Sichuan.
Wǒde jiāxiāng zài Sìchuān.
我的家乡在四川。

I love to eat spicy food.
Wǒ ài chī là de shíwù.
我爱吃辣的食物。

I'm a female homebody, ...
Wǒ shìgè zháinǚ, ...
我是个宅女,……
Note: "Zháinǚ" is literally "house woman". "Zháinán" (house man) is also used. This is a relatively new word in China, whose use was fueled by the development of the Internet.

Like to chat on the Internet - from Internet order food, ...
xǐhuān shàngwǎng liáotiān, cóng wǎngshàng dìngcān, ...
喜欢上网聊天,从网上定餐,……

from the Internet buy things - everyone can add my QQ.
cóng wǎngshàng gòuwù, dàjiā kěyǐ jiā wǒde QQ.
从网上购物,大家可以加我的QQ。
Note: QQ is the most popular instant message service in China. Almost everyone, from school students to retired people, has a QQ ID.

E:

Hi to you all! I'm called Bo Chen, ...
Nǐmén hǎo! Wǒ jiào Chén Bō, ...
你们好!我叫陈波,……

come from northeast Changchun, ...
láizì dōngběi Chángchūn, ...
来自东北长春,……

this year twenty years old.
jīnnián èrshí suì.
今年20岁。

I usually like reading, drawing.
Wǒ píngshí xǐhuān kànshū, huàhuà.
我平时喜欢看书、画画。

I also very much like to keep pets, I have two huskies.
Wǒ yě fēicháng xǐhuān yǎng chǒngwù, wǒ yǒu liǎng zhī hāshìqí.
我也非常喜欢养宠物,我有两只哈士奇。

Very glad to know everyone, welcome to be guest at my house.
Hěn gāoxìng rènshi dàjiā, huānyíng dào wǒ jiā zuòkè.
很高兴认识大家,欢迎到我家做客。


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