Mandarin Lesson 18 你怎么样? How are you?
他 怎么 去 学校? How does he get to school?
你 怎么 去 学校? How do you get to school?
你 怎么 样? How are you?
杨 先生 怎么 样? How is Mr. Yang?
青岛 怎么 样? How's Qingdao?
你 想 怎么 去 火车站? How do you want to get to the train station?
你 怎么 认识 杨 先生的? How do you know Mr. Yang?
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|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.|