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ID: 1749 Newbie
Unless your name is "John Smith" or "Anna Jones," chances are your new Chinese friends will have a little difficulty with the pronunciation of your English name. If you've adopted a Chinese name for your stay in the Middle Kingdom, you'll want to make it known to your Chinese friends. Learn how to do just that in this lesson.
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jiào to call; to be called
什么 shénme what
名字 míngzi name
nǐ jiào shénme míngzi ?
What's your name?
我叫Zachary Galifianakis。
wǒ jiào Zachary Galifianakis 。
My name is Zachary Galifianakis.
ǎ ?nǐ jiào shénme ?
Huh? What's your name?
nǐ kěyǐ jiào wǒ Xiǎo Gāo 。
You can call me Xiao Gao.
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