Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 11 我没有本子。I don't have a notebook.

我 没 有 本子。I don't have a notebook.
Wǒ mi yǒu běnzi.
I not have source-thing.

我的 同学 有 本子。 My classmate has a notebook.
Wǒde tngxu yǒu běnzi.
I-of same-study has source-thing.

你的 老板 有 手机 吗? Does your boss have a cell phone?
Nǐde lǎobǎn yǒu shǒujī ma?
You-of old-boss has hand-machine question?

我的 同学 有 词典。My classmate has a dictionary.
Wǒde tngxu yǒu cdiǎn.
I-of same-study has phrases-collection.

我 有 课本。I have a textbook.
Wǒ yǒu kběn.
I have lesson-source.

他 没 有 词典。He doesn't have a dictionary.
Tā mi yǒu cdiǎn.
He not have phrases-collection.

王 小姐 有 电脑。Ms. Wang has a computer
Wng xiǎojie yǒu dinnǎo.
Wang little-big-sister has electric-brain.

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Lessons 31-40
Lessons 41-50
Lessons 51-60
Lessons 61-70
Lessons 71-80
Lessons 81-90
Lessons 91-100
Lessons 101-110
Lessons 111-120
Mandarin is a tone language--that is, different pitch patterns actually distinguish one word from another. Mandarin has no irregular verbs or noun plurals to learn, because words have only a single form. Because Mandarin is completely unrelated to any European language, you may think it might be difficult to develop your vocabulary. However, it really is not that difficult. Why? The reason is that the meanings of many words consisting of two or more characters can be inferred from the meanings of the characters or even the roots of individual characters. So, your vocabulary can rapidly expand when you have grasped the basic characters and character roots.