Self-introduction in Chinese
嗨！I'd like to post my first Chinese memo with my self-introduction:) These are the phrases that my dear Chinese friend told me how to introduce myself in Chinese. (Sorry that the pinyin is too small... )
Hi, I'm Emma.
I am from Japan. I came here with my husband. He is a post-doc. I am so interested in learning languages. Now, I'm learning English and Chinese. I like cooking and watching basketball games. I also like watching Case Closed (Detective Conan).
It's very nice meeting you.
- 你好: hi, hello
- 我是: I am，他是: he is，你: you
- 来: come，从: from
- 日本: Japan， 中国: China，美国: USA，韩国: Korea，西拔牙: Spain
- 日本语: Japanese，汉语: Mandarin Chinese，英语: English，韩语: Korean，西班牙语: Spanish
- 非常: so, really, greatly
- 感兴趣: be interested in，喜欢: like，爱: love
- 正在 & 现在: now
- 学习: learn，做: make，看: watch
- 做饭: cooking
- 篮球: basketball，比赛: game
- 和: and，也: also
- 侦探: detective，柯南: Conan
- 高兴: happy, glad，认识: know, recognize
Wow, now I realized how difficult it is to show pronunciation. Texts cannot describe true sounds especially for beginners...! My friend was so kind that she recorded this script for me so that I could practice this. She advised me to repeat this script till my mouth and tang remember without thinking the context. That's so true for learning any languages! (Ohhh, I didn't do that yet, so I can't say this script smoothly for now. Will be working on it this week.)