13 April 2020
After you have introduced your name, the next step is your occupation.
I am + the name of occupation, eg: I am a teacher.
wǒ shì +lǎo shī (teacher)
Or if you are a manager,
wǒ shì +jīng lǐ (manager)
Or if you are an engineer ，
wǒ shì +gōng chéng shī (engineer)
Good Job ! ♥
The common occupations in mandarin as below:
- yī sheng –doctor –医生
- lǜ shī –lawyer–律师
- xiāo shòu yuán–sales –销售员
- fú wù yuán –waiter or waitress — 服务员
After you say “I am a manager”, maybe you want to ask “how about you?”
In mandarin Chinese we have a very short question when you say something first and ask back “how about you”,
it only contains two characters —- ” nǐ ne ?” (你呢), literally means “you ?”
Ok, say it after me,
Wǒ shì jīng lǐ ，nǐ ne ？
I am a manager, you?