先生 Xian sheng

先生 Xian sheng

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 1 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 , , 2 Chinese names Last Name goes first, first name goes last Bruce Lee = Li last name xioa long first name Jackie Chen = last name Chen long 3 The most popular 10 surname

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

xie 4 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. 5 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 6 Two ways to Pick your Chinese names A. Go by the pronunciation: Ex. Mary White Michelle B. Go by the meaning: White Pick your own Chinese name: www.maindarintools.com 7 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 8 Example of Names 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 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

11 BINGO 1 2 3 4 12 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: 13 Translate the words Click the box and find out the answer Very May I ask Name Honorable surname eror good What A question word You/

formal Mr. Mrs. Call Hi/hello Please Wang/a surname Miss Lee/a surname Ask

14 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: 15 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. 16 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. Vs. (Replace Replace the underlined words with ) 17 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? 18 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? 19 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. 20 Quiz 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. Ma/ a QW: 6. What: 7. Surname? 7.

To be called: 8. Mr. Lee: 8. My: 9. Miss Lin: 9. Your honorable surname: 10. Mrs. Wen: 10. My surname is Lee: 21 Greeting

: ! : , ? : , . 22 Xin shng Ti tai Titles Xin shng Xio ji Lo sh 23 xio ji

Xin shng 24 YOU /(Replace polite form) / n nn Hi/hello /How do you do / n ho nn ho , , .

25 Xng surname I w shn me what ? . 26 Mng zi name

w I Jio call ? . 27 zhng wn Yng wn John 28 shn me

? John ? 29 qing wen May I ask ? ? 30 ne Question Word , ? , ? 31 Honorable surname

? gu xng A formal way , ? . 32 What are they talking about? A casual way . ? , ?

, ? 33 Speaking exercise formal to casual Asking each others names ! ! ? , ? . ? , ? .

. . 34 Speaking exercise Asking each others names-casual ! ! ? , ? . ? , ? . . . N ho Qng wn n xng shn me?

W xng ln, n ne? N jio shnme mng zi? W jio wng w, n ne? W jio ln r. ln xio ji n ho Wng xin shng n ho. 35 Speaking exercise Asking each others names-casual ! ! ? , ? . ? , ? .

. . 36 Test Greeting & names Write a dialogue: Greeting & exchange names I. Formal way (Be polite) R: II. Casual way I. II. III. 37 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? 38 Translate the words-Chinese/English names Click the box and find out the answer Honorable May I ask Name surname Englis eror

Chinese Chinese language name Mr. English What name Mr. Wang Surname

Call Please Miss Lee/a surname Ask 39 Word Search Chinese/English names 1

2 4 3 40 How the structures changed

41 Greeting and Names Unscramble it: 1. , ? 2. ? 3. ? ? 4.

. 5. 6. 7. 8. , ? , . 42 Unscramble it: Greeting and Names 1.

2. ? 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 43 Greeting and Names- simple casual 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: 44 Greeting & Asking names-simple casual 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? 45

Greeting and Names Read and translate: . ? , ? ? , ? , . ? , ? ? *Write a short dialogue asking your partners name and surname. 46 IX. Read the dialogue and answer the questions. M: Male F: Female F M

F David M: David F M F 47 Listen to the dialogue and answer the questions I. Woman Man Woman Man Woman Charlene. Man II. Woman Man Woman Man Woman Man Jason III. Evan Sherry.

48 LISTENING COMPREHENSION Listen to the conversation, write your answers in English, and say it back in Chinese. I. 1. What are the man and womans surnames? 2. What did the man ask the woman after he told her his surname? 3. Did the man especially ask the woman about her Chinese name? 4. Did the man ask the woman about her English name? 5. Did the woman ask the man about his English name? 6. Who is conversing in the formal way? 49 II. 1. Is this conversation formal or casual? 2. What is the mans full name in Chinese? Use the correct structure. 3. What is the mans full name in English? 4. When the woman asks the man for his name, did he respond with his full name or his first name? 50 III. 1. What is the girls surname? 2. Is the girl a Miss or Mrs.? 3. What is the mans surname? 4. What is the mans Chinese name? (Write in pinyin) 5.Who is l xio yng?

51 Make up a dialogue using the given scenario: You run into your classmate David Lees father on the street, and you greet him. However, your classmates father doesnt recognize you and asks what your name is. You tell him your English name, and he asks for your Chinese name right away. 52 Greeting and Names-Chinese & English names Write in Chinese: 1. May I ask: 2. Honorable surname: 3. Surname: 4. Name:

5. Chinese language: 6. Chinese name: 7. English language: 8. English name: 9. My/mine: 10. What: 11. Call: 12. You: 1. Hello: 2.

Mr.: 3. Miss: 4. Miss Lin: 5. Mr. Lee: 6. And you: 7. My name is Wang two: 8. What is your surname: 9. What is your name:

10. My surname is Lee: 11. May I ask what your honorable surname is: 12. Hello, Miss Wang: 13. I: 53 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. English name: 1. I: 2. Hello: 3. Mr.: 4. Miss: 5. Chinese language: 6.

And you: 7. How do you do 8. My/mine: 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 54

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. / / / / / 55

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