Lessons 1-10

Lesson 22 我今天很累。I'm really tired today.

陈 先生 今天 去 商店 了。 Mr. Chen went to the store today.
Chn xiānsheng jīntiān q shāngdin le.
Chen first-born today-heaven go book shop past.

你 今天 很 累 吗? Are you tired today?
Nǐ jīntiān hěn li ma?
You today-heaven very tired question?

我 今天 很 累。I'm really tired today.
Wǒ jīntiān hěn li.
I today-heaven very tired.

他 今天 很 伤心。He is very sad today.
Tā jīntiān hěn shāngxīn.
He today-heaven very injured-heart.

王 小姐 今天 很 伤心。Ms. Wang is very sad today.
Wng xiǎojie jīntiān hěn shāngxīn.
Wang little-big-sister today-heaven very injured-heart.

校长 今天 很 生气。The principal is very angry today.
Xiozhǎng jīntiān hěn shēngq.
School-chief today-heaven very born-anger.

你 今天 想 去 哪里? Where would you like to go today?
Nǐ jīntiān xiǎng q nǎli.
You today-heaven like-want go which-inside?

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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.