Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 16 你想喝什么? What would you like to drink?

我 不 喜欢 喝 咖啡。 I don't like to drink coffee.
Wǒ b xǐhuan hē kāfēi.
I not like drink coffee.

很 多的 外国人 不 喜欢 喝 绿茶。 Many foreigners don't like to drink green tea.
Hěn duōde wigurn b xǐhuan hē lǜch.
Very many-of external-country-person no like drink green tea.

你 想 喝 啤酒 吗? Would you like to drink beer?
Nǐ xiǎng hē pjiǔ ma?
You like-want drink beer-alcohol question?

你 想 喝 矿泉水 吗? Would you like to drink mineral water?
Nǐ xiǎng hē kungqunshuǐ ma?
You like-want drink mine-fountain-water question?

陈 先生 想 喝 桔子水。 Mr. Chen would like to drink orange juice.
Chn xiānsheng xiǎng hē jzishuǐ.
Chen first-born like-want drink orange-thing-juice.

你 想 喝 什么? What would you like to drink?
Nǐ xiǎng hē shnme?
You like-want drink what?

你 喜欢 喝 可乐 吗? Do you like to drink Cola?
Nǐ xǐhuan hē kěl ma?
You like drink Cola question?

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Lessons 21-30
Lessons 31-40
Lessons 41-50
Lessons 51-60
Lessons 61-70
Lessons 71-80
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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.