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Getting Nationalities Straight

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ID: 0821 Newbie
Contrary to popular notions, no, we're not all Americans. The nationality guessing game: favorite exchange of bored cabbies and their captive audience passengers. Expressing nationality in Mandarin Chinese is not hard--unless you are Azerbaijani, Djiboutian, or hail from the Republic of Vanuatu, and even then a bit of research and transliteration gymnastics will do the trick. Listen to this podcast and learn how to reclaim your identity.
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shì to be
美国人 Měiguórén American person
nǐ shì Měiguórén ma ?
Are you American?
bù shì ,wǒ shì Yīngguórén 。
No, I'm British.
nǐ ne ?
What about you?
wǒ shì Fǎguórén 。
I'm French.
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