你是哪国人? (nǐ shì nǎ guó rén?) Where are you from?

Ahh, one of the basics. Where are you from? You’ll get asked it a lot in China, if you’re a foreigner, because people will be ever so curious about your non-black coloured hair, and non-brown coloured eyes 😛 So what are some of the options?

🇨🇳 中国 (Zhōngguó) China [Ed: of course we have to write this 😀 ]

🇦🇺 澳大利亚 (Àodàlìyà) Australia

🇬🇧 英国 (Yīngguó) England

🇫🇷 法国 (Fǎguó) France

🇩🇪 德国 (Déguó) Germany

🇮🇹 意大利 (Yìdàlì) Italy

🇪🇸 西班牙 (Xībānyá) Spain

🇯🇵 日本 (Rìběn) Japan

🇰🇷 韩国 (Hánguó) South Korea

🇲🇾 马来西亚 (Mǎláixīyà) Malaysia

🇸🇬 新加坡 (Xīnjiāpō) Singapore

🇺🇸 美国 (Měiguó) US

🇨🇦 加拿大 (Jiānádà) Canada

Yep, that’s every single country on this world. Not really, I’m just tired 😛

So when somebody asks you the question:

你是哪国人? (nǐ shì nǎ guó rén?) Where are you from?

You would answer:

我是[国家]人 (wǒ shì [guójiā] rén) I am from [country]

A short conversation would go like this:

你是哪国人? (nǐ shì nǎ guó rén?) Where are you from?

我是澳大利亚人。你呢? (wǒ shì Àodàlìyà rén. nǐ ne?) I’m from Australia. What about you?

我是中国人。 (wǒ shì Zhōngguó rén.) I’m from China.

你们是哪国人? (nǐmen shì nǎ guó rén?) Where are you guys from?

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