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Asking Names Formal & casual Objectives 1. Greet and exchange names using formal and informal expressions. 2. Use appropriate titles 3. Ask last and first names using formal/ informal ways 4. Ask and answer questions regarding English/Chinese names Chinese Surnames + = It is Made up of two parts: Female and Birth indicating that is a woman who gives birth. This is an implication that in primitive times, China was a matriarchal society. Children knew who their mother was but not their father. Matriarchal society:

The mother was the central figure of the family. Children born of the same mother formed a group called the maternal tribe. To avoid intermarriages within the tribe, the surname became the title of the clan. In the matriarchal society, children took their mothers surname. Those with the same surname were not allowed to marry. Many ancient surnames carry the radical, such as , , Chinese names Last Name goes first, first name goes last Bruce Lee = Li last name xioa long first name Jackie Chen = Chen long last name The most popular 10 surname Wang

zhang li zhao Chen yang wu liu Huang zhou lin ma Gao zheng xie

How names are Chosen? Six prohibitions in the matter of naming: 1. No Countries, 2. No Official ranks, 3. No Mountains, and rivers, 4. No diseases, 5. No beasts, (pig, dog, cat,) 6. No tools This is to prevent from getting the name with a negative meaning. Methods of naming based on: 1. Birth situation: When Confucius son was born, duke Zhao of Lu happened to send him a carp. Hence, Confucius named his son Carp. 2. Birthday or birthday place: Emperor Qin Shihuang was born on New Years day. and were used interchangeable in ancient times, he was thus named . As 3. Unique appearance: As an infant, the crown of Confucius head was depressed at the middle, while its surrounding area was raised. This shape resembled hills, hence Confucius was names 4. Parents expectations: glory to ancestors , Prominent , Wealthy , Countrys pillar

5. Reverences for a living person or admiration for a virtuous person in history 6. Political situation and reform: Liberation , Building nation , Build , Leap forward , 7. Moral ideals: Industgrious , Observe manners , With virtues 8. Names of places: Dadu River , Yalong River Two ways to Pick your Chinese names A. Go by the pronunciation: Ex. Mary White Michelle B. Go by the meaning: White Example of Names

Example Use the website to find your Chinese name Step 1 Type my-chinese-name.com first name (type in your name) Copy and paste Step 2 Type Mandarintools.com Character with animation Follow stroke order 9 New Characters

n shn W me xin shng ne nn Ho

qng mng de xio Ji zi Zhng

wn wn Gu xng yng jio l ln

wng 10 2. Asking Names Vocabulary Mr./husband xin shng Mrs./wife ti tai Ex. L L Traditional Simplified

L Miss xio ji Qng wn Qng wn May I ask? n you nn you, a polite form nn ha Hello, a polite form, How do you do I, me w you

n Traditional Simplified n ha Hello/Hi ma a question word Xng surname, family name, last name Gu xng

honorable surname L Lee, a Chinese surname Ln Lin, a Chinese surname Sh yes, is/am/are Read and translate the word Traditional

Simplified

Match English with Chinese Click on the Chinese word to find out the answer English Chinese Name What Call Mine Honorable surname Q.W./ma Is/am/are 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Expending Drill

? ? ? ? Expending Drill ? ? ? ?

DIALOGUE PRACTICE 1. Greet each other in the formal way 2. Ask your partner Are you Mr./Miss (Her/his last name)? 3. Respond your partners question with Yes, my surname is -----. 4. Ask your partners surname with polite form. 5. Your partner responds to your question. 6. Switch roles. 7. Act out each of the situations in the exercises above. 17 Expending Drill Click the bell and say the answer Greeting and Names vocabulary

1.You (polite form) 2.Hi/hello do 3.How you do 4.Good I 5.May ask 6. Honorable surname 7. ma/a QW 8.Miss 9.What 1.Mrs. 2.Miss

Lin 3.Mr. Lee 4.Call 5.Surname 6.Name 7.Mrs. Wen 8. Chinese language 9. English language 10.Chinese name 1.English name 2.My name

3. My Chinese name 4. Your English name 5. What is your name 6. My surname wang 7.Your honorable surname is? 8. Whats your surname 19 Greeting and Names vocabulary 1.You

(polite form) 2.Hi/hello do 3.How you do good 4.Very I 5.May ask 6. Honorable surname 7.ma/a QW 8.Miss 9.What 1.Miss

1.My name Lin 2. My Chinese 2.Mr. Lee name 3.Call 3. Your English name 4.Surname 4. What is 5.Name your name 6.Mrs. Wang 5. My surname 7. Chinese language

8. English language 9. Chinese name 10.English name wang 6.Your honorable surname is? 7. Whats your surname 8. My surname is Did you know

The formal way of asking names, usually surnames only, is in situations such as: business environment, meeting for the first time, or talking to your superior/senior. 1. Chinese names: Chinese names are mostly made up of three characters, and the last name comes before the first name, for example or Both and are the last names, and and are the first names. To shorten the length, people who are familiar with each other address each other either by full name, first name, or adding old to show respect, or little in front of the surname, depending on the age. For example, if is younger than , might use to address him, and might use to address her. 2. = Please is a polite request when used prior to a verb. Ex. 3. gu xng is a polite form or a formal way of asking someones surname. It is usually used when people first meet, or when the situation is formal. 4. ma is a question word. It is used at the end of a sentence to convert a statement into a question when it is a yes/no question. Ex. A statement: a question: A statement: a question: CONVERTING TO A QUESTION Translate the following sentences into Chinese and convert them into questions by adding the question word at the end of each sentence. 1.Your surname is Li. 2.You are Mr. Lin. 3.Today is Monday. 4.Tomorrow is the 31st. 5.Yesterday was Sunday. 6.Tomorrow is Independence Day.

Three ways of asking names in the formal way using 1. When you dont know the persons surname: Q: ? R: (Replace Replace with ) 2. When you are not sure of the persons surname: Q. R: (Replace with ) 3. When you want to confirm this is the person you are looking for, using either their last name, first name, or any other title: R: (Replace Replace the underlined word with your name.) Greeting: The following greetings are equally used. (Replace Replace the underlined words with ) Which expression will fit each situation described below the BEST 1. Your foreign student advisor calls you to the office. Right after you greet each other, he asks you if your name is --- to confirm that he has the right person (student).

You want to know how to address him. How will you ask? 2. In a business meeting, everyone is sitting around a table. You try to start a conversation with the person who sits next to you. How will you ask for his name? 3. You are directed to the office to register for a class. You were told to look for someone with the surname Lin. There are two people sitting behind the registration desk. How will you ask to find out which ones surname is Lin? 4. Your travel agent told you that someone from your Chinese family, whom you have seen before, will come to the airport to pick you up. When you arrive at the China airport, you see a young lady who looks like Ms. Lee. How will you ask if she is one of the Lees? 5. Your new roommate is . She is going to meet you in the school lobby to take you to your room. When you see a girl about your age waiting in the lobby, how will you ask if she is 6. You finally get to meet with your pen pal, . When you see the person who fits your pen pals description, how will you ask if he is your pen pal? BINGO 1

2 3 4 26 BINGO 1

2 3 4 Do Now Write in Chinese 1. Miss: 2. Mr.: 3. Mrs.: 4. Hi/hello: 5. Hi (Formal):

6. Very good: 7. And you? 8. Mr. Lee: 9. Miss Lin: 10. Mrs. Wang: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. May I ask? Honorable surname: Chinese language: English language: Name: What: To be called: My: Your honorable surname: 10. My surname is Lee: Translate the words

Click the box and find out the answer good What May I ask Name Honorable surname eror A question word/ma You/ formal Mr. Mrs.

Call Hi/hello Please Wang/a surname Miss Lee/a surname Ask Greeting : !

: , ? : , . Xin shng Ti tai Titles Xin shng Lo sh Xio ji xio ji Xin shng

YOU n nn /polite form n ho Hi/hello How do you do nn ho , ,

. Xing surname I shen me what ? . wo Ming zi name Jiao call

? . wo I qing wen May I ask ? ? ne Question Word , ? , ? I. Word Search II. Read and translate the words

1 2 4

3 I. Word Search II. Read and translate the words 1 2

4 3 Test Greeting & names Write a dialogue: Greeting & exchange names I. Formal way (Be polite) II. Casual way I. II. Speaking exercise formal & casual Asking each othersform names Formal/Polite

! ! ? , ? . ? , ? . . . Speaking exercise

Asking each others names ! ! ? , ? . ? , ? . . . ? ? Honorable surname

? . gu xng A formal way , ? Honorable surname ? . gu xng A formal way

, ? What are they talking about? A casual way . ? , ? , ? What are they talking about? A casual way . ? ,

? , ? Did you know The casual way of asking names is usually used among peers, or an order one to a younger one. * can refer to a full name or the first name. In some situations, a question and its answer are in the same word order, except the question word in the question is replaced by the desired answer. Ex. as the question word DIALOG PRACTICE 1. Your Chinese school is assigning students to a class based on their Chinese surnames. Everyone is asked for his/her surname upon arriving at the office. Your surname happens to be one of the most popular Chinese surnames; therefore you are also asked for your first name. 2. You are the only American student in your school. Everyone wants to make an acquaintance with you. A lady in her thirties asks for your name(s). You respond to her questions accordingly. 3. , whose English name is Susan, is in your Chinese class. You greet each other and ask each others English and Chinese names. Which one of the three best describes the following

1. Your foreign student advisor calls you to the office. Right after you greet each other, he asks you if your name is --- to confirm that he has the right person (student). You want to know how to address him. How will you ask? 2. In a business meeting, everyone is sitting around a table. You try to start a conversation with the person who sits next to you. How will you ask for his name? 3. You are directed to the office to register for a class. You were told to look for someone with the surname Lin. There are two people sitting behind the registration desk. How will you ask to find out which ones surname is Lin? 49 Greetings and Names Write 3 times for each translation: 1. You: 2. I : 3. Hi/Hello: 4. Surname: 5. May I ask: 6. Honorable surname: 7. Miss: 8. Mr. 9. Name: 10. What: 11. What name: 12. What is your name? 13. I am [Your name] 14. And you? 15. Mr. Wang:

16. My surname is Wang. 17. Miss Lee. 18. What about Miss Lee? Greeting and Names Unscramble it: 1. 2. ? 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Greeting & Asking names Translate the following into Chinese: 1. Hello: 2. May I ask, what is your honorable surname?

3. My surname is Lee, and you? 4. My surname is Wang. 5. Hi, Mr. Wang. 6. Hi, Miss Lee. 7. What is your name? 8. My name is Lee four. 9. May I ask what is your surname? 10. My name is Wang Five, what about you?

Greeting and Names Write in Chinese: 1. May I ask: 2. Honorable surname: 3. Surname: 4. Name: 5. What: 6. Call: 7.

You: 8. I: 9. Hello: 10. Mr.: 1. Miss: 2. Miss Lin: 3. Mr. Lee: 4. And you: 5.

My name is Wang two: 6. What is your surname: 7. What is your name: 8. My surname is Lee: 9. May I ask what your honorable surname is: 10. Hello, Miss Wang: Greeting and names-formal 1. Miss: 1. May I ask? 2. Mr.: 2. Honorable surname: 3. Mrs.: 3. Chinese language:

4. Hi/hello: 4. English language: 5. How do you do: 5. Name: 6. Very good: 6. What: 7. And you? 7. To be called: 8. Mr. Lee: 8. My: 9. Miss Lin: 9. Your honorable surname: 10. Mrs. Wang: 10. My surname is Lee: Greeting and Names Read and translate: . ? , ? ? ,

? , . ? , ? ? *Write a short dialogue asking your partners name and surname. Greeting and Names Write in Chinese: 1. May I ask: 2. Honorable surname: 3. Surname: 4. Name:

5. What: 6. Call: 7. You: 8. I: 9. Hello: 10. Mr.: 1. Miss: 2. Miss Lin:

3. Mr. Lee: 4. And you: 5. My name is Wang two: 6. What is your surname: 7. What is your name: 8. My surname is Lee: 9. May I ask what your honorable surname is:

10. Hello, Miss Wang: Test Greeting and Names Write in Chinese: [email protected] 1. May I ask: 2. Honorable surname: 3. Surname: 4. Name: 5. What: 6. Call:

7. You: Translate the following into Chinese: I. Formal way: [email protected] 1. What is your honorable surname? 2. My surname is Lee, 3. Hi, Mr. Wang 4. Hi, Miss Lin 1. I: 2.

Hello: 3. Mr.: 4. Miss: 5. Mrs. 6. And you: 7. How do you do 8. My: Test Greeting and Names Translate the following into Chinese:

II. Casual way:[email protected] 1. What is your surname? 2. What is your name? 3. My surname is Lin 4. My name is Wang four. Unscramble the following:[email protected] 5. / / / / 6. / / / / 7. / / /

8. / / 9. / / / /

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