Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 14 请问, 宾馆在哪里? Excuse me, where is the hotel?

请问, 你 是 哪里的 人? Excuse me, where are you from?
Qǐngwn, nǐ sh nǎlide rn?
Please-ask, you is which-inside-of person?

请问, 你 要 去 地铁 站 吗? Excuse me, are you going to the subway station?
Qǐngwn, nǐ yāo q dtiě zhn ma?
Please-ask, you will go ground-iron stand question?

请问, 你 认识 他 吗? Excuse me, do you know him?
Qǐngwn, nǐ rnshi tā ma?
Please-ask, you recognize-know he question?

请问, 宾馆 在 哪里? Excuse me, where is the hotel?
Qǐngwn, bīnguǎn zi nǎli?
Please-ask, guest-house is which-inside?

请问, 电影院 在 哪里? Excuse me, where is the movie theater?
Qǐngwn, dinyǐngyun zi nǎli?
Please-ask, electric-picture-courtyard is which-inside?

请问, 你 有 钱 吗? Excuse me, do you have any money?
Qǐngwn, nǐ yǒu qin ma?
Please-ask, you have money question?

请问, 这 是 你的 词典 吗? Excuse me, is this your dictionary?
Qǐngwn, zh sh nǐde cdiǎn ma?
Please-ask, this is you-of phrases-collection question?

Lessons 11-20
Lessons 21-30
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.