So, you’ve just met someone interesting, and greeted them. But which country are they from? And how can you let them you where you are from—and also tell them about your nationality?

In this Podcast, you will learn:

1. How to ask someone where they are from

2. How to tell people your origin or nationality

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

1. 你来自哪里?Where are you from?

2. 我来自(美国): I am from (the U.S.A)

3. 我是(美国)人:I am (American)

4. 你呢?And you? Note: some country names in Chinese: 美国(the U.S.A.), 英国(UK), 澳大利亚(Australia) If you want to say both the city and country you are from, you should say country + city; for example, 我来自中国北京。 I am from Beijing, China.

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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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