I want to know how to say "What was your favourite subject" (i.e. school subject when younger) and "tell me something interesting about you" in Mandarin.

Would it be something like: 你最喜欢的科目是什么 and the when younger is implicitly implied?

Google translates the second phrase as: 告诉我一些关于你自己的有趣的事情 I'm not sure if this is a natural way to say ask the phrase?


  • Sounds like a job interview.
    – Mou某
    Oct 20, 2020 at 13:50
  • What do you mean by "and the when younger is implicitly implied." The translations are fine.
    – River
    Oct 20, 2020 at 13:56
  • @Mo. is there a more casual way to say it?
    Oct 20, 2020 at 14:13
  • @River I was meaning that from the context the other person would probably understand I am talking about when they were younger (if they are no longer in school as they are an adult)
    Oct 20, 2020 at 14:14

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Here are causal ways:

What was your favorite subject?


  • 你上学的时候:time indicator
  • 什么课:"subject" 科目 would be the same as "course" 课 for a student. "课" is more casual than "科目"

Tell me something interesting about you.


  • 有意思:causal version of 有趣
  • 特点:characteristic of a person
  • 说来听听:causal way to say "tell me"
  • This question is rarely asked by Chinese, as far as I know. We usually don't advertise ourselves by attaching interesting things and features to ourselves. Instead, we usually ask/talk about experiences, like "tell me an interesting experience of you." 你有没有什么有趣的经历?说来听听。

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