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Introduce someone and enquire about someone’s nationality.

How to say your nationality in Chinese and introduce your friends

Ask someone‘s nationalities

哪 nǎ which

哪 国 nǎ guó which country

哪 国 人 nǎ guó rén which country people

你 是 哪 国 人? Nǐ shì nǎ guó rén?

我 是 中国 人。Wǒ shì Zhōngguó rén.

More countries and nationalities

Country Nationality
英国 Yīngguó 英国人Yīngguó rén
美国 Měiguó 美国人 Měiguó rén
法国 Fǎguó 法国人Fǎguó rén
德国 Déguó 德国人 Déguó rén
日本 Rìběn 日本人 Rìběn rén
韩国 Hánguó 韩国人 Hánguó rén
泰国 Tàiguó 泰国人 Tàiguó rén
印度 Yìndù 印度人 Yìndù rén
俄罗斯 Éluósī 俄罗斯人Éluósī rén
澳大利亚 Àodàlìyà 澳大利亚人 Àodàlìyà rén

“你呢 nǐ ne” refers to “what about you?”.

“呢” is used after a noun or pronoun, forming a question about the situation mentioned previously.

The commonly used sentence pattern is “A……。B呢?” (A…What about B?).

For example, 她叫李月。你呢?Tā jiào Lǐ Yuè 。Nǐ ne ?

How do you introduce your classmate?

我的同学 wǒ de tóngxué my classmate。

Remember this rule: When the noun following“的”is a term of kinship or indicating people, “的”can be omitted. So you can say 我同学 wǒ tóngxué。

他 是 我 同学。Tā shì wǒ tóngxué. He is my classmate.

How do you introduce your friends?

他们 是 朋友。Tāmen shì péngyou . They are friends 他们 是 好 朋友。Tāmen shì hǎo péngyou . They are good friends

中国 朋友 Zhōngguó péngyou Chinese friend

他 是 我 的 中国 朋友。Tā shì wǒ de Zhōngguó péngyou . He is my Chinese friends. Here if there is a modifier before the noun, “的”cannot be omitted.

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