Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 31 他什么时候来中国? When will he come to China?

周 小姐 什么时候 来 青岛? When will Ms. Zhou come to Qingdao?
Zhōu xiăojiĕ shnme shhu li Qīngdăo?
Zhou little-big sister what time-wait come Blue/Green-Island?

他 什么时候 来 中国? When will he come to China?
Tā shnme shhu li Zhōnggu?
He what time-wait come Middle country?

你 什么时候 要 去 沈阳? When will you go to Shenyang?
Nĭ shnme shhu yo q Shĕnyng?
You what time-wait will go Shenyang?

她 什么时候 有 一个 测验? When will she have the test?
Tā shnme shhu yŏu yī g cyn?
She what time-wait have one survey-test?

学生们 什么 时候 有 一个 英文 测验? When will the students have the English test?
Xushēngmen shnme shhu yŏu yī g yīngwn cyn?
Study-born-plural what time-wait have one English survey-test.

他 什么时候上大学? When will you go to university?
Nĭ shnme shhu shng dxu?
You want time-wait on big-study?

王 小姐 什么时候 要 去 俄罗斯? When will Ms .Wang go to Russia?
Wng xiăojiĕ shnme shhu yo q lusī?
Wang little-big-sister what time-wait want go Russia?

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.