Lessons 1-10

Lesson 20 你的工作是什么? What is your job?

你的 工作 是 什么? What is your job?
Nǐde gōngzu sh shnme?
You-of work is what?

杨 先生的 工作 是 什么? What is Mr. Yang's job?
Yang xiānshengde gōngzu sh shnme?
Yang first-born-of work is what?

她 在 哪里 工作? Where does she work?
Tā zi nǎli gōngzu?
She is which-inside work?

陈 先生 在 哪里 工作? Where does Mr. Chen work?
Chn xiānsheng zi nǎli gōngzu?
Chen first-born is which-inside work?

刘 先生的 工作 有趣 吗? Is Mr. Liu's work interesting?
Li xiānshengde gōngzu yǒuq ma?
Liu first-born-of work has interest question?

她的 工作 难 吗? Is her work difficult?
Tāde gōngzu nn ma?
She-of work difficult question?

周 小姐 喜欢 她的 工作 吗? Does Ms. Zhou like her work?
Zhōu xiǎojie xǐhuan tāde gōngzu ma?
Zhou little-big-sister like she-of work question?

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.