Nice to Meet You

 

// to be CALLED, to CALL /  <jiào>    

// A NAME /   名字 <míngzi>

 

你好!你叫什么名字?      

<Nǐ hǎo! Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?> 

You good! You to_be_called what name?

HELLO, WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

 

// more relevant information has a priority – surname is more relevant than a name, so the first syllable is a surname…

 

我叫王小明      

<Wǒ jiào Wáng Xiǎomíng.> 

I be_called King Little_shine.

THEY CALL ME WANG XIAOMING.

 

// the alternative phrase asks for a surname

// (to be) EXPENSIVE (VALUABLE) / 贵 <guì> 

 

      

<Nín guì xìng?> 

(What is) your valuable surname?

WHAT IS YOUR PRECIOUS SURNAME?

 

// we answer with the surname first, full name follows

 

我姓王,叫王小明。      

<Wǒ xìng Wáng,  jiào Wáng Xiǎomíng.> 

I to_be_surnamed Wang, to_be_called Wang Xiaoming.

MY SURNAME IS WANG, THEY CALL ME WANG XIAOMING.

 

Translate: ARE YOU CHINESE? NO, I AM NOT CHINESE.

KEY

你是中国人吗?      

不,我不是中国人。      

 

// 哪国人 <nǎ-guó-rén> / WHICH-STATE-PERSON

 

那,你是哪国人      

<Nà, nǐ shì nǎguórén?> 

Well then, you to_be which_state_person

WELL THEN, WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

 

我是日本人      

<Wǒ shì Rì-běn-rén.>

I to_be Japanese.

I´M JAPANESE.

 

// TO KNOW, TO GET TO KNOW / 认识 <rènshi>   

// TO BE HAPPY 高兴  <gāoxìng> 

 

认识您,我很高兴      

<Rènshi nín, wǒ hěn gāoxìng.> 

To get to know you, I to_be happy.  

NICE TO MEET YOU!

 

认识您,我也很高兴。再见!      

<Rènshi nín wǒ yě hěn gāoxìng. Zàijiàn!> 

To get to know you, I also to_be happy. Again see (Bye)!

NICE TO MEET YOU TOO! BYE BYE!

 

Translate: THIS IS EXPENSIVE.

KEY

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     <xìng>  A POSITIVE EXCITATION, part of 高兴 <gāoxìng> 

 

Part of Lesson 1.3

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