Easy Beginner Chinese: How to Introduce Yourself in Mandarin
The first thing that most people learn when they learn a language is how to say hello. Use this how to guide to learn a basic mandarin introduction. Click here to get more Chinese lessons!
你好 － Ni3 Hao3 – Falling/Rising Tone x2
First, say the Mandarin word for hello. This phrase literally translates to “You, Good” or “You, Well”.
我叫（Your Name) – Wo3 Jiao4 – Falling/Rising + Falling Tone
Then say I am called , literally (I, called) and then your name. The english equivalent would be my name is sam.
我是 － Wo3 Shi4 – Falling/Rising + Falling Tone
Here is where we expand, this phrase means I am, and just like in english, you can add things to the end of it to add meaning.
An example would be, 我是中文学生。
Wo3 shi4 zhong1wen2 xue2sheng5. – literally i am chinese language student.
It’s that easy. Say hello, tell people your name, and give them one fact about your identity!