Now let’s learn some basic Chinese conversations. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Chinese.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Chinese“.

Basic Chinese words & phrases: conversations

Video: How to Introduce Yourself in Chinese

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Vocabulary

Basic conversation

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
yesshì
no
please / you’re welcome请 / 欢迎你qǐng / huān yíng nǐ
you’re very welcome非常欢迎你fēi cháng huān yíng nǐ
thank you谢谢xiè xiè
thank you very much非常感谢fēi cháng gǎn xiè
thanks谢谢你xiè xiè nǐ
Excuse me!抱歉!bào qiàn !

Communication

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
I understand.我知道。wǒ zhī dào 。
I don’t understand我不明白wǒ bú míng bái
Hello (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?你好nǐ hǎo
What does that mean?那是什么意思?nà shì shí me yì sī ?
I don’t know.我不知道。wǒ bú zhī dào 。
I don’t speak Polish.我不懂波兰语。wǒ bú dǒng bō lán yǔ 。
I speak a little Polish.我会说一点波兰语。wǒ huì shuō yī diǎn bō lán yǔ 。
Do you speak english? (informal)你会说英语吗?nǐ huì shuō yīng yǔ ma ?
Do you speak english? (formal)你会说英语吗?nǐ huì shuō yīng yǔ ma ?
Yes, I do speak english.是的,我会讲英语。shì de ,wǒ huì jiǎng yīng yǔ 。
No, I don’t speak english.不,我不会说英语。bú ,wǒ bú huì shuō yīng yǔ 。

Making acquaintances

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Please talk more slowly!请说慢一点!qǐng shuō màn yī diǎn !
Nice to meet you!很高兴认识你!hěn gāo xìng rèn shí nǐ !
How are you?你好吗?nǐ hǎo ma ?
Good, thank you好的,谢谢你hǎo de ,xiè xiè nǐ
I’m well, thanks!我很好,谢谢!wǒ hěn hǎo ,xiè xiè !
Not bad, thanks!不错,谢谢!bú cuò ,xiè xiè !
very bad很差hěn chà
What’s your name?你叫什么名字?nǐ jiào shí me míng zì ?
My name is [...].我的名字是[......]。wǒ de míng zì shì [......]。
What’s your first name?你的名字是什么?nǐ de míng zì shì shí me ?
My first name is [...]我的名字是[......]wǒ de míng zì shì [......]
How old are you?你几岁?nǐ jǐ suì ?
I’m [...] years old.我[......]岁。wǒ [......]suì 。
What are your hobbies?你的爱好是什么?nǐ de ài hǎo shì shí me ?
What do you like doing?你喜欢做什么?nǐ xǐ huān zuò shí me ?
What are you doing (at the moment)?你现在做什么?nǐ xiàn zài zuò shí me ?
Where do you live?你住在哪里?nǐ zhù zài nǎ lǐ ?
I live in [...]我住在[......]wǒ zhù zài [......]
I’m from England我来自英国wǒ lái zì yīng guó
I’m English我是英国人wǒ shì yīng guó rén
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