Once you have been in China for some time, you are sure to have made some new, good friends. When you meet others, you’ll want to introduce your new friends to them—but just how do you do this? And when it’s time to leave what do you say?

In this Podcast you will learn:

1) How to introduce your friends

2) Useful expressions for greeting and meeting different people

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

大家好:Hello, everyone/Hi, everybody 我是:I’m… Eg. 我是Song. My name is Song

这是:This is (somebody) Eg. 这是Song. This is Song

朋友:Friend

他们:They are

他们是我的朋友:They are my friends

幸会:Nice to meet you(formal)

很高兴认识你:Nice to meet you (less formal)

久仰:Nice to meet you (formal, but also to someone who has higher profile or social status)

拜拜:Casual way to say goodbye

有空常联系:Keep in touch

明天见:See you tomorrow

下次见:See you next time

下周见:See you next week

回见:Casual way to say ”See you” (mainly used for old friends)

周末愉快:Happy Weekend!

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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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