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Is it 'Na Li' or 'Li Na'?!

There seems to be such a split view on this! I keep on seeing the two used and i don't know which is which, so.... a poll will help decide
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To the poll question, its just a bit of a laugh mate

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You would call her Li Na in person, never Na Li. However, Li IS the "family name", but comes first. Once again: It's Na Li for the draws and stuff, but you would call her Li Na.
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Do Chinese people have names with more than five letter in it????? Shaui is the longest name that I know!

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Do Chinese people have names with more than five letter in it?????

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Do Chinese people have names with more than five letter in it????? Shaui is the longest name that I know!
I believe the longest word in Chinese is six letters. Most things, like apples and computers, use more than one word.
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I believe the longest word in Chinese is six letters. Most things, like apples and computers, use more than one word.
Really??? Six !!!!! I think it's cute Na Li , Ting Li , Tian Tian Sun( def. my fave), Shaui Peng ....

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As much as I respect the chinese culture of the surname first, it just sounds better when you anounce the birthname first like we all are used to.

I guess the Chinese girls are probably used to it by now.
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it could be different, in Asian countries (well me being Vietnamese this is what we do) we say the last name first then the surname.. so I'd be: Nguyen Maria.
In North America and Europe they use the first name, then the last name: Maria Nguyen.

So I guess it could be right either way, depending on which country background you are using it in... that's my 2 cents

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Also, all Chinese names are either 2 words or 3 words (total)
Nowhere near all. More like most.

Generalizing statements are just stupid.

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As much as I respect the chinese culture of the surname first, it just sounds better when you anounce the birthname first like we all are used to.

I guess the Chinese girls are probably used to it by now.
But when you say it backwards it can really change what the name means. Na Li is like "Where?!" in Chinese.
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In Croatia you can say Šprem Karolina and Karolina Šprem !!!!!! But we usually say name first!!!!!!!!!

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Nowhere near all. More like most.

Generalizing statements are just stupid.
I've never met someone with just one or 4 words in their name...
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