Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 23 我喜欢看电影。I like to watch movies.

我们 想 去 看 雍和宫。We want to see the Lama Temple.
Wǒmen xiǎng q kn yōnghgōng.
We-plural like-want go see Harmonious-and-palace.

他 想 去 看 杨 先生。He wants to see Mr. Yang.
Tā xiǎng q kn Yng xiānsheng.
He want-like go see Yang first-born.

我 要 去 看 老师。 I am going to see the teacher.
Wǒ yo q kn lǎoshī.
I want go see old-master.

我 今天 要 去 看 电影。I want to go see a movie today.
Wǒ jīntiān yo q kn dinyǐng.
I today-heaven want go see electric-picture.

你 喜欢 看 电影 吗? Do you like to watch movies?
Nǐ xǐhuan kn dinyǐng ma?
You like see electric-picture question?

我 喜欢 看 电影。I like to watch movies.
Wǒ xǐhuan kn dinyǐng.
I like see electric-picture.

杨 先生 很 喜欢 看 足球。Mr. Yang really likes to watch soccer.
Yng xiānsheng hěn xǐhuan kn zqi.
Yang first-born like see foot-ball.

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.