Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 32 你什么时候回国? When will you return to your country?

周 小姐 要 回 家。 Ms. Zhou is going to go home.
Zhōu xiăojiĕ yo hu jiā.
Zhou little-big sister want return home.

我 今天 回 青岛。 I'm going back to Qingdao today.
Wŏ jīntiān hu Qīngdăo.
I today-heaven return Blue-green Island.

她 今天 回 上海。 She's going back to Shanghai today.
Tā jīntiān hu Shnghăi.
She today-heaven return On-the-Sea.

他 回 国 了。 He returned to his country.
Tā hu gu le.
He return country past.

你 什么 时候 回 国? When will you return to your country?
Nĭ shnme shhu hu gu?
You what time return country?

刘 先生 昨天 回来 了。 Mr. Liu returned (here) yesterday.
Li xiānshēng zutiān hu li le.
Liu first born yesterday-sky return-come finished.

我 要 回 家。I'm going to go home.
Wŏ yo hu jiā.
I want return home.

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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.