Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 25 我在小学教英文。I teach English at a primary school.

他 教 英文 吗? Does he teach English?
Tā jiāo Yīngwn ma?
He teaches English language question?

你的 朋友 教 英文 吗? Does your friend teach English?
Nǐde pngyou jiāo Yīngwn ma?
You-of friend teach English-language question?

我 在 小学 教 英文。 I teach English at a primary school.
Wǒ zi xiǎoxu jiāo Yīngwn.
I at small-study teach English-language.

杨 先生 教 数学。 Mr. Yang teaches math.
Yang xiānsheng jiāo shxu.
Yang first-born teach number-study.

她 在 大学 教 数学。 She teaches math at a university.
Tā zi dxu jiāo shxu.
She at big-study teach math-study.

陈 先生 教 科学。 Mr. Chen teaches science.
Chn xiānsheng jiāo kēxu.
Chen first-born teach branch-of-study study.

周 小姐 想 教 历史。 Ms. Zhou would like to teach history.
Zhōu xiǎojie xiǎng jiāo lshǐ.
Zhou little-big-sister like-wants teach calendar-history.

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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.