Asking for Personal Info in Chinese: 7 Basic Questions Every Beginner Should Know

In Beginner Tutorials, Common Chinese Questions by Angel Huang

Looking to meet and keep in touch with new people using Mandarin?

The simple questions in this video will help you:

  • ask people for their names
  • learn where they’re from and where they live
  • get their contact details (email & phone number)

You Can Download the Audio + a PDF to Practise These Questions later.

Here’s a list of the questions (and answers) from the video:


wǒ jiào Angel. nǐ jiào shén me míng zì?

我叫Angel。 你叫什么名字?

My name is Angel. What’s your name?


wǒ xìng huáng.  nǐ xìng shén me?

我姓黄。 你姓什么?

My last name is Huang. What’s your last name?


wǒ shì zhōng guó rén. nǐ shì nǎ guó rén?


I’m from China/ I’m Chinese. What country are you from?


wǒ de shēng rì shì 7 yuè 10 hào. nǐ de shēng rì shì jǐ yuè jǐ hào?


My birthday is July 10th. When is your birthday?


wǒ zhù zài shàng hǎi. nǐ zhù zài nǎ lǐ?


I live in Shanghai. Where do you live?


wǒ de diàn huà hào mǎ shì12345678. nǐ de diàn huà hào mǎ shì duō shǎo?


My phone number is 12345678. What’s your phone number?


wǒ de yóu xiāng shì info@mandarinhq. com nǐ de yóu xiāng shì shén me

我的邮箱是 你的邮箱是什么?

My email is What’s your email?

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