Simple Self-introduction in Chinese

In this Chinese lesson, we’re going to go through a self-introduction template, which will cover the most common expressions you’ll need to introduce yourself.

Greetings & Opening remarks

One to one

你好!

Nǐ hǎo!

Hello!

(Lit. You good.)

One to a group

大家好。

Dàjiā hǎo.

Hello everyone.

(Lit. Everyone good.)

Lead-in before your self-introduction

下面我来介绍一下我自己。

Xiàmiàn wǒ lái jièshào yíxià wǒ zìjǐ.

Next let me introduce (a little bit) myself.

Name or nickname

我 叫 + name。

Wǒ jiào + name.

My name is ___.

(Lit. I to be called__.)


E.g.

我叫Joyce.

Wǒ jiào Joyce.

My name is Joyce.

你/你们可以叫我 + nickname。

Nǐ/ Nǐmen kěyǐ jiào wǒ + nickname.

You can call me ___.

(Lit. You/ You(plural) can call me.)


E.g.

你们可以叫我佳佳。

Nǐmen kěyǐ jiào wǒ Jiājiā.

You can call me Jiajia.

大家都叫我 + nickname。

Dàjiā dōu jiào wǒ + nickname.

Everyone calls me ___.

(Lit. Everyone all calls me___.)


E.g.

大家都叫我佳佳。

Dàjiā dōu jiào wǒ Jiā jiā.

Everyone calls me Jiajia.

Background

我是___+ nationality ___

Wǒ shì + nationality ___.

I am______.


E.g.

我是中国人。

Wǒ shì Zhōngguó rén.

I am Chinese.

我是美国人。

Wǒ shì Měiguó rén.

I’m American.

我来自+ place。

Wǒ láizì + place.

I come from_____.


E.g.

我来自陕西西安。

Wǒ láizì Shǎnxī Xī’ān.

I am from Xi’an, Shaanxi.

我来自美国纽约。

Wǒ láizì Měiguó Niǔyuē.

I am from New York, USA.

我在 + place + 出生,但是我在 + place + 长大。

Wǒ zài + place + chūshēng, dànshì wǒ zài + place + zhǎngdà.

I was born in ____, but I grew up in___.

(Lit. I in ___to be born, but I in _____grow up.)

E.g.

我在美国出生,但是我在澳大利亚长大。

Wǒ zài Měiguó chūshēng, dànshì wǒ zài Àodàlìyà zhǎngdà.

I was born in the United States, but I grew up in Australia.

(Lit. I in the United States to be born, but I in Australia to grow up.)

我在 + place + 住了+ time period +了。

Wǒ zài + place + zhùle + time period + le.

I’ve been living in___for___.

(Lit. I in___have lived____.)


E.g.

我在香港住了十年了。

Wǒ zài Xiānggǎng zhùle shí nián le.

I’ve lived in Hong Kong for 10 years.

Education Background

我 在+ place + 读 + degree。

Wǒ zài + place + dú + degree.

I’m studying___in____.

(Lit. I in/at____to read___.)


E.g.

我在中国读大学。

Wǒ zài Zhōngguó dú dàxué.

I’m studying for a bachelor degree in China.

(Lit. I in China read university.)

我在美国读研究生。

Wǒ zài Měiguó dú yánjiūshēng.

I’m studying for a master’s degree in the United States.

(Lit. I in the United States read master degree.)

我学习___专业。

Wǒ xuéxí ___ zhuānyè.

I major in___.

(Lit. I study____major.)


E.g.

我学习教育专业。

Wǒ xuéxí jiàoyù zhuānyè.

I major in Education.

(Lit. I study Education major.)

我学习金融专业。

Wǒ xuéxí jīnróng zhuānyè.

I major in Finance.

(Lit. I study Finance major.)

Current Job

我在 + place + 做 + occupation。

Wǒ zài + place + zuò + occupation.

I work as___in___.

(Lit. I at___to do___.)


E.g.

我在旅行社做导游。

Wǒ zài lǚxíngshè zuò dǎoyóu.

I work as a tour guide in a travel agency.

(Lit. I at travel agency do tour guide.)

我在餐厅做服务员。

Wǒ zài cāntīng zuò fúwùyuán.

I work as a waiter in a restaurant.

(Lit. I at restaurant do waiter.)

 

我是做 + sth. + 的。

Wǒ shì zuò + sth. + de.

I work as___.

(Lit. I do___.)


E.g.

我是做销售的。

Wǒ shì zu xiāoshòu de.

I work in sales.

(Lit. I do sales.)

我是做金融的。

Wǒ shì zu jīnróng de.

I’m in the finance industry.

(Lit. I do finance.)

我是一名 + occupation。

Wǒ shì yì míng + occupation.

I’m a_____.


E.g.
我是一名汉语老师。

Wǒ shì yì míng Hànyǔ lǎoshī.

I’m a Chinese teacher.

我是一名工程师。

Wǒ shì yì míng gōngchéngshī.

I’m an engineer.

Interests and Hobbies

我(超级/特别/最)喜欢_noun / verb_。

Wǒ (chāojí/tèbié/zuì) xǐhuan ___.

I like___very much.

Lit. I (super/particularly/ the most) like ___.


E.g.

我超级喜欢学习外语。

Wǒ chāojí xǐhuan xuéxí wàiyǔ.

I like learning foreign languages very much.

我特别喜欢交朋友。

Wǒ tèbié xǐhuan jiāo péngyou.

I particularly like to make friends.

我最喜欢做饭。

Wǒ zuì xǐhuan zuò fàn.

I like cooking the most.

我对__sth._很感兴趣。

Wǒ duì ___ hěn gǎn xìngqù.

I’m interested in__.

Lit. I towards ___ very interested.


E.g.

我对艺术很感兴趣。

Wǒ duì yìshù hěn gǎn xìngqù.

I’m very interested in art.

(Lit. I towards art very interested.)

我对中国历史很感兴趣。

Wǒ duì Zhōngguó lìshǐ hěn gǎn xìngqù.

I’m very interested in history.

(Lit. I towards Chinese history very interested.)

Self-evaluation

我是一个 _description_ 的人。

Wǒ shì yíge _description_ de rén.

Lit. I am a ______ person.


E.g.

我是一个很开朗的人。

Wǒ shì yíge hěn kāilǎng de rén.

I’m an extroverted person.

我是一个很害羞的人。

Wǒ shì yí ge hěn hàixiū de rén.

I’m a shy person.

我的朋友们都说______。

Wǒ de péngyoumen dōu shuō ______。

My friends all say that_____.


E.g.

我的朋友们都说我是一个很害羞的人。

Wǒ de péngyoumen dōu shuō wǒ shì yí ge hěn hàixiū de rén.

My friends all say that I’m a shy person.

Concluding words

很高兴认识你/你们/大家。

Hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ/nǐmen/dàjiā.

Nice to meet you/you(plural)/everyone.

请多多指教。

Qǐng duōduō zhǐjiào.

Please do give me some guidance.

One possible self-introduction template, creat your own from now on!

大家好。我叫 + name。我的朋友们都叫我 + nickname。我来自+ place。

Dàjiā hǎo. Wǒ jiào___. Wǒ de péngyoumen dōu jiào wǒ__.  Wǒ láizì ____.

Hello everyone. My name is__. My friends call me__. I come from______.

我在+place+ 住了+ time period + 了。我是一名+ occupation。我特别喜欢+ interests。

Dàjiā hǎo. Wǒ jiào___. Wǒ de péngyoumen dōu jiào wǒ____. Wǒ láizì ____.

I’ve been living in____for____. I’m a_____. I particularly like______.

我的朋友们都说 + description by your friends。很高兴认识你们。请多多指教。

Wǒ de péngyǒumen dōu shuō_______. Hěn gāoxìng rènshí nǐmen. Qǐng duōduō zhǐjiào.

My friends all say that______. Nice to meet you all. I’d highly appreciate your kind guidance.



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