CN101 Chinese Names (Fall)
Unlike English, Chinese name puts the Family Name first, and then comes with the Given Name. Modern Chinese names consist of a monosyllabic surname pronounced as xìng (姓) , followed by a mono- or disyllabic personal name pronounced as míng (名). The Hundred Family Surnames (Chinese: 百家姓; pinyin: Bǎijiāxìng) is a classic Chinese text composed of common Chinese surnames. The book was composed in the early Song Dynasty. It originally contained 411 surnames, and was later expanded to 504.
Click on the audio sound file above to listen to the name recording; and and click on each Chinese character below to view its stroke orders.
Pinyin (Chinese Pronunciation)
Click on the following audio sound file for practicing the basic self-introduction.