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
Zi4wo3 Jie4shao4
自我介绍

A:

Good morning everyone!
Da4jia1 zao3shang4hao3!
大家早上好!

Today is our first time meeting each other, ...
Jin1tian1 shi4 zan2men di4yi1 ci4 jian4mian4, ...
今天是咱们第一次见面,……

first we'll do self introductions.
wo3men2 xian1 lai2 zuo4xia4 zi4wo3 jie4shao4.
我们先来做下自我介绍。

I'll go first - my family name is Ren - called Xiaohui Ren - ...
Wo3 xian1 lai2, wo3 xing4 Ren2, jiao4 Ren2 Xiao3hui4, ...
我先来,我姓任,叫任小慧,……

your new Chinese teacher - ...
ni3men2 de xin1 yv3wen2 lao3shi1, ...
你们的新语文老师,……

I'm 28 this year - come from Beijing.
wo3 jin1nian2 er4shi2ba1 sui4, lai2zi4 Bei3jing1.
我今年28岁,来自北京。

Hope we will enjoy being together.
Xi1wang4 wo3men2 xiang1chu3 yv2kuai4.
希望我们相处愉快。

B:

Hello everyone! I'm called Na Li.
Da4jia1hao3! Wo3 jiao4 Li3 Na4.
大家好!我叫李娜。

I like singing, dancing - ...
Wo3 xi3huan1 chang4ge1, tiao4wu3, ...
我喜欢唱歌、跳舞,……

hope to have opportunity - can perform - give everyone a look.
xi1wang4 you3 ji1hui4 ke3yi3 biao3yan3 gei3 da4jia1 kan4.
希望有机会可以表演给大家看。

I come from the vast grassland of Inner Mongolia.
Wo3 lai2zi4 liao2kuo4 de da4cao3yuan2 Nei4meng3gu3.
我来自辽阔的大草原内蒙古。

Please take good care of me.
Qing3 duo1duo1 guan1zhao4.
请多多关照。
Note: Literally... please ~ much ~ much ~ look after

C:

Hi everybody! I am Gang Zhao - ...
Da4jia1hao3! Wo3 shi4 Zhao4 Gang1, ...
大家好!我是赵刚,……

this year nineteen years - temperament relatively open minded ...
jin1nian2 shi2jiu3 sui4, xing4ge2 bi3jiao4 kai1lang3, ...
今年19岁,性格比较开朗,……

like basketball, football, volleyball, swimming - ...
xi3huan1 lan2qiu2, zu2qiu2, pai2qiu2, you2yong3, ...
喜欢篮球、足球、排球、游泳,……

hope - can become friends with everyone.
xi1wang4 neng2 he2 da4jia1 cheng2wei2 peng2you3.
希望能和大家成为朋友。

D:

Good morning! I'm called Lusi Bai.
Zao3shang4hao3! Wo3 jiao4 Bai2 Lu4si1.
早上好!我叫白露丝。

My hometown is in Sichuan.
Wo3de jia1xiang1 zai4 Si4chuan1.
我的家乡在四川。

I love to eat spicy food.
Wo3 ai4 chi1 la4 de shi2wu4.
我爱吃辣的食物。

I'm a female homebody, ...
Wo3 shi4ge4 zhai2nv3, ...
我是个宅女,……
Note: "Zhai2nv3" is literally "house woman". "Zhai2nan2" (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, ...
xi3huan1 shang4wang3 liao2tian1, cong2 wang3shang4 ding4can1, ...
喜欢上网聊天,从网上定餐,……

from the Internet buy things - everyone can add my QQ.
cong2 wang3shang4 gou4wu4, da4jia1 ke3yi3 jia1 wo3de 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, ...
Ni3men2 hao3! Wo3 jiao4 Chen2 Bo1, ...
你们好!我叫陈波,……

come from northeast Changchun, ...
lai2zi4 dong1bei3 Chang2chun1, ...
来自东北长春,……

this year twenty years old.
jin1nian2 er4shi2 sui4.
今年20岁。

I usually like reading, drawing.
Wo3 ping2shi2 xi3huan1 kan4shu1, hua4hua4.
我平时喜欢看书、画画。

I also very much like to keep pets, I have two huskies.
Wo3 ye3 fei1chang2 xi3huan1 yang3 chong3wu4, wo3 you3 liang3 zhi1 ha1shi4qi2.
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.
Hen3 gao1xing4 ren4shi da4jia1, huan1ying2 dao4 wo3 jia1 zuo4ke4.
很高兴认识大家,欢迎到我家做客。


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