Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 17: 我要在美国学习。I will study in America.

你 要 去 哪里? Where do you want to go?
Nǐ yo q nǎli?
You want go which-inside?

他 要 去 火车站。 He will go the train station.
Tā yo q huǒchēzhn.
I will go fire-car-stand.

我的 朋友 要 吃 中餐。 My friend will eat Chinese food.
Wǒde pngyou yo chī Zhōngcān.
I-of friend want eat Middle-food.

周 小姐 要 去 咖啡厅 。 Ms. Zhou will go the coffee shop.
Zhōu xiǎojie yo q kāfēitīng.
Zhou little-big-sister want go coffee-hall.

我 要 在 美国 学习。 I will study in America.
Wǒ yo zi Měigu xux.
I will at Beautiful-country learn.

我 不 要 住在 香港。 I won't live in Hong Kong.
Wǒ b yo zhzi xiānggǎng.
I not will live-at Fragrant Harbor.

她 要 买 英语 课本。 She will buy an English-language textbook.
Tā yo mǎi Yīngyǔ kběn.
She will buy English-language lesson-source.

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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.