Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 26 这里是个漂亮的地方。This is a beautiful place.

你 是 什么 地方 人? Where are you from?
Nǐ sh shnme dfang rn?
You are what earth-location person?

周 小姐 是 什么 地方 人? Where is Ms. Zhou from?
Zhōu xiǎojie sh shnme dfang rn?
Zhou little-big-sister is what earth-location person?

上海 是 个 好 地方 吗? Is Shanghai a good place?
Shnghǎi sh g hǎo dfang ma?
On-the-Sea is a good earth-location question?

这里 是 个 漂亮的 地方。This is a beautiful place.
Zhlǐ sh g pioliangde dfang.
This is a pretty-of earth-location.

大连 是 个 好 地方。Dalian is a good place.
Dlin sh g hǎo dfang.
Dalian is a good earth-location.

韶山 是 个 小的 地方。Shaoshan is a small place.
Shoshān sh g xiǎode dfang.
Excellent-mountain is a small-of earth-location.

这个 地方 有趣。This place is interesting.
Zh g dfang yǒuq.
This earth-location has interest.

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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.