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acrossthesea
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Name (名字)
We've made our initial greetings but it's about time we learn how to introduce ourselves. The Chinese word for name is 名字 pronounced 'míngzi'. You will quite often hear “你叫什么名字” - but that's a lot of unfamiliar characters so let's break it down. 你 nǐ you 叫 jiào to call, to name 什么 shénme what 名字 míngzi name lit: You call what name? English: What is your name? See? It's not that hard after all! The typical way of replying is; 我叫 + Name (wǒ jiào + míngzi) lit: I call + Name English: I am ....
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