Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 18 你怎么样? How are you?

他 怎么 去 学校? How does he get to school?
Tā zěnme q xuxio?
He how go study-school?

你 怎么 去 学校? How do you get to school?
Nǐ zěnme q xuxio?
You how go study-school?

你 怎么 样? How are you?
Nǐ zěnme yang?
You how manner?

杨 先生 怎么 样? How is Mr. Yang?
Yang xiānsheng zěnme yang?
Yang first-born how manner?

青岛 怎么 样? How's Qingdao?
Qīngdǎo zěnme yang?
Blue-green-Island how manner?

你 想 怎么 去 火车站? How do you want to get to the train station?
Nǐ xiǎng zěnme q huǒchēzhn?
You want-like how go fire-car-stand?

你 怎么 认识 杨 先生的? How do you know Mr. Yang?
Nǐ zěnme rnshi Yang xiānshengde?
You how recognize-know Yang first-born?

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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.