Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 19 这本课本没有趣。This textbook is not interesting.

这 本 小说 有趣 吗? Is this novel interesting?
Zh běn xiǎoshuō yǒuq ma?
This one little-talk has interest question?

这 本 课本 没 有趣。This textbook is not interesting.
Zh běn kběn mi yǒuq.
This one study-source not have interest.

学 汉语 有趣。Studying Mandarin is interesting.
Xu Hnyǔ yǒuq.
Study Han-language has interest.

学 英语 没 有趣。Studying English is not interesting.
Xu Yīngyǔ mi yǒuq.
Study English not have interest.

周 小姐 很 有趣。Ms. Zhou is very interesting.
Zhōu xiǎojie hěn yǒuq.
Zhou little-big-sister very has interest.

这 个 电影 很 有趣。This movie is very interesting.
Zh g dinyǐng hěn yǒuq.
This one electric-picture very has interest.

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.