Conversational Chinese: How to Address Different Types of People

Here’s how to address people you meet.

Here are the different ways you can ask a person their name. There are different ways to request to know someone’s name. Some are more polite than others.

Sometimes you don’t know whether a person would rather have you address them by their last name, their first name, or their full name. Rather than face an embarrassing situation, conform with the rules of politeness by asking a person how they want to be addressed.

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