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Mandarin Chinese

Useful Phrases: Language and Communication

Learn to introduce yourself, talk about language, and ask how to say or clarify certain words.

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    Mandarin Chinese

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  • How do you say...?
    ...怎么说?
    ... zěnme shuō?
  • What does this mean?
    这是什么意思?
    Zhè shì shénme yìsi?
  • Could you repeat that more slowly please?
    请再说一遍,慢一些可以吗?
    Qǐng zài shuō yíbiàn, màn yìxiē kéyǐ ma?
  • Sorry, I don't speak Mandarin.
    对不起,我不会说中文。
    Duìbuqǐ, wǒ búhuì shuō zhōngwén.
  • I don't understand.
    我不懂。
    Wǒ bùdǒng.
  • Do you speak English?
    你会说英文吗?
    Nǐ huì shuō yīngwén ma?
  • I am learning Mandarin.
    我正在学中文。
    Wǒ zhèngzài xué zhōngwén.
  • My name is...
    我叫...
    Wǒ jiào...
  • I am from...
    我是...人。
    Wǒ shì ...rén.
  • Nice to meet you!
    很高兴认识你!
    Hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ.
  • How do you write...?
    ...怎么写?
    ...zěnme xiě?

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