Learn Chinese for Free—Lesson 37
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Today we learn how to ask: "What's your name?"
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The meaning of: 你叫什么名字？
It is used by elders when they want to know the names of young people or between young people. One may also say "你
One shouldn't use it, therefore, when he wants to know an elder's name or when he needs to show respect and politeness to his hearer. Use "您
Last-Name first, First-Name last!
Surname followed by first name, this is the correct order of a Chinese full name - without exception! Some Chinese people reason that when we say John Smith, we give more importance to John than to Smith, more to self than to the family. For this reason, some of them say that we don't respect our forefathers as they do...
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