Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 2 我很喜欢中国。 I really like China.

喜欢 xǐhuān to like / 中国 zhōnggu China / 同学 tngxu coworker / 书 shū book / 朋友 pngyǒu friend /
我 喜欢 老师 I like the teacher.
Wǒ xǐhuān lǎoshī.
I like-pleased old-master.

我 很 喜欢 中国。 I really like China.
Wǒ hěn xǐhuān zhōnggu.
I very like-pleased middle-country.

他 喜欢 中国 吗? Does he like China?
Tā xǐhuān zhōnggu ma?
He like-pleased middle-country question?

他 喜欢 茶。 He likes tea.
Tā xǐhuān ch.
He likes-pleased tea.

你 喜欢 你的 同学们 吗? Do you like your classmates?
Nǐ xǐhuān nǐde tngxumen ma?
You like-pleased you-of same-study-plural question?

你 喜欢 这本 书 吗? Do you like this book?
Nǐ xǐhuān zhběn shū ma?
Do you like-pleased this-origin book?

杨 先生 不 喜欢 我的 朋友。 Mr. Yang doesn't like my friend.
Yng xiānshēng b xǐhuān wǒde pngyǒu.
Yang first-born not like-pleased I-of friend.

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.