When you get together with friend or colleagues, often people make general social conversation about everyday things. Make sure you can participate in the conversation.

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) How to make a simple introduction to someone new

(2) To make some casual conversation with others

Dialogue: If you want to introduce two or more of your friends to a new acquaintance, try and follow this example:

A. 哎,来来,我来介绍一下。这是我的同学张伟。这是我的发小娜娜。Āi, lái lái, wǒ lái jièshào yīxià. Zhè shì wǒ de tóngxué zhāng wěi. Zhè shì wǒ de fǎ xiǎo nà nà.

Hi, please come here and let me introduce you to my classmate Zhangwei. This is my good friend since childhood, Nana

B&C:哦,你好你好!Ó, nǐ hǎo nǐ hǎo!

Hi, hello!

B:我老听李红提起你呢。这次终于见面了。Wǒ lǎo tīng lǐ hóng tíqǐ nǐ ne. Zhè cì zhōngyú jiànmiànle.

I’ve often heard Lihong talk about you. Finally, we can meet this time.

C:哈哈,我可听说你是你们学校卡拉OK比赛的冠军啊!真是幸会。Hāhā, wǒ kě tīng shuō nǐ shì nǐmen xuéxiào kǎlā OK bǐsài de guànjūn a! Zhēnshi xìng huì.

Haha, I heard you are the champion of Karaoke in your school. Really nice meeting you.

B:咳,哪里哪里。Hāi, nǎlǐ nǎlǐ.

Hey, I am flattered.

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

介绍:introduce

同学:classmate

发小:a good friend since childhood

你好:Hello

听:hear

提起:mention

终于:finally

见面:meet

冠军:champion

幸会:honoured to meet you

哪里哪里:I am flattered

Thanks to our sponsor

Keats LogoKeats Chinese School, which was founded in 2004, is one of the top Mandarin Chinese language schools in China, offering both one-on-one immersion Mandarin courses and small group Chinese classes. Located in Kunming, Keats develops personalised exercises and materials for students to meet their learning goals and requirements and can arrange a student visa for its 16 week course. 

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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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