Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 27 给我看你的护照。Let me see your passport.

给 他 打 电话。 Give him a phone call.
Gĕi tā dă dinhu.
Give he hit electric-talk.

请 给 我 看。Please let me see.
Qĭng gĕi wŏ kn.
Please give I see.

给 我 看 你的 护照。 Let me see your passport.
Gĕi wŏ kn nĭde hzho.
Give I see you-of protection-photograph.

请 给 我 看 你的 护照。 Please let me see your passport.
Qĭng gĕi wŏ kn nĭde hzho.
Please give I see you-of protection-photograph.

请 给 我 看 收据。 Please let me see the receipt.
Qĭng gĕi wŏ kn shōuj.
Please give I see receive-according to.

请 给 我 发 电邮。 Please send me an email.
Qĭng gĕi wŏ fă dinyu.
Please give I send electric-mail.

公司 给了 我 一个 电脑。 The company gave me a computer.
Gōngsī gĕi le wŏ yī g dinnăo.
Public-office give finished I one electric-brain.

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.