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Choosing a Name

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ID: 2729 Intermediate
Choosing a Chinese name is never easy. Especially when seemingly nice looking characters can go together in odd and unusual ways. Listen to today's class and you might learn some interesting things about Chinese names. Learn more about the character 敝 here: Put Me Through to Mr. Cai
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
拜访 bàifǎng to pay a visit
交换 jiāohuàn exchange
差一点儿 chàyìdiǎnr nearly
敝姓 bìxìng my (polite) family name
你知道吗?昨天我去拜访一个新客户,交换名片的时候,我差一点儿笑出来。
nǐ zhīdào ma ?zuótiān wǒ qù bàifǎng yí gè xīn kèhù ,jiāohuàn míngpiàn de shíhou ,wǒ chàyīdiǎnr xiào chūlái 。
You know what? I went to pay a visit to a new client yesterday. When we were exchanging business cards, I nearly burst out laughing.
为什么?
wèishénme ?
Why?
她说,你好,敝姓毛,然后递给我名片,我就很自然地念出她的名字,超糗!
tā shuō ,nǐhǎo ,bìxìng máo ,ránhòu dì gěi wǒ míngpiàn ,wǒ jiù hěn zìrán de niàn chū tā de míngzi ,chāo qiǔ !
She said: "Hello, my surname is Mao", then passed me her business card. I naturally read her name out loud and it was super embarrassing.
她叫?
tā jiào ?
She was called?
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