The Chinese word “名字” refers to one’s given name or full name. It is a combination of the characters “名”, meaning “name”, and “字”, meaning “character”. In Chinese culture, names hold great significance and are often carefully chosen to reflect positive traits or hopes for the individual. When meeting someone new, it is common to ask for their “名字” as a way of getting to know them better.
|我的名字是张三||wǒ de míngzì shì zhāngsān||My name is Zhangsan|
|你的名字很好听||nǐ de míngzì hěn hǎotīng||Your name sounds very nice|
|他的名字叫李明||tā de míngzì jiào lǐ míng||His name is Li Ming|
|她的名字是王丽||tā de míngzì shì wáng lì||Her name is Wang Li|
|我不记得他的名字了||wǒ bù jìdé tā de míngzì le||I don’t remember his name anymore|
|我们需要填写姓名和地址||wǒmen xūyào tiánxiě xìngmíng hé dìzhǐ||We need to fill out our name and address|
|我可以叫你什么名字？||wǒ kěyǐ jiào nǐ shénme míngzì?||What can I call you?|
|这个名字很难念||zhège míngzì hěn nán niàn||This name is difficult to pronounce|
名字 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.