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?
你的 朋友 教 英文 吗? Does your friend teach English?
我 在 小学 教 英文。 I teach English at a primary school.
杨 先生 教 数学。 Mr. Yang teaches math.
她 在 大学 教 数学。 She teaches math at a university.
陈 先生 教 科学。 Mr. Chen teaches science.
周 小姐 想 教 历史。 Ms. Zhou would like to teach 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.|