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How do You Say “My Name is” in Chinese?

Can you introduce yourself in the Chinese language? When we are building connections, self-introduction is crucially important. How do you say “my name is” in Chinese? The following below are three phrases people use when they give self-introductions. This lesson is going to teach you these useful Chinese words. Let’s learn them together!

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Nǐhǎo, wǒ jiào

你好,我叫……(+ name)

Hello, my name is ……

For example,

Nǐhǎo, wǒ jiào Lǐ Míng.


Hello, my name is Li Ming.


Wǒ shì


I am…

For example,

Wǒ shì Lǐ Lì.


I am Lili.

Wǒ shì yì míng lǎoshī.


I am a teacher.


Wǒ xìng

我姓……(+family name)

My family name is …

For example,

Dàjiā hǎo, wǒ xìng Zhāng.


Hello everyone, my family name is Zhang.

How do you say “my name is” in Chinese? – That’s all for this lesson with the “How do You Say” Series! Don’t forget to use them when you meet the person for the first time!

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