If you are out and about and need to call a friend to arrange a meeting or ring a business associate urgently, just how do you ask for a phone number in Chinese? Or maybe someone wishes to know your phone number or App address to call you or make contact later…

In this Podcast you will learn:

1. How to ask for someone’s phone number and how to tell others your phone number in Chinese

2. The name of some popular communication Apps in China

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in the Podcast:


电话号码:Phone number

你的:Your, yours




微信:Wechat (similar to WhatsApp) is the most popular chatting App in China. Most Chinese people will use this for communication and will exchange Wechat numbers

手机:Mobile phone

电脑:Computer Phrases:

1. 你的电话号码是什么?What is your phone number?

Or you can say: 你的电话是多少?

Notes: 多少 and 什么 are interchangeable. You can also change to the Chinese words 他的 or 她的,to mean what is “his” or “her” phone number

2. 他(她)的电话号码是什么?What is his (her) number?

3. 我的电话号码是My phone number is [ ] :

Note: in typical Chinese conversation, people sometimes will skip or not mention the word “number”. So, instead of saying 我的电话号码是,they will just say :我的电话是: is more casual

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Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.

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