Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 34 谁买的? Who bought it?

刘 先生 在 跟 谁 说话? Who is Mr. Liu speaking with?
Li xiānshēng zi gēn shi shuōhu?
Liu first-born is with who speak-talk?

谁 买 的? Who bought it?
Shi măi de?
Who buy of?

这 是 谁的 本子? Whose notebook is this?
Zh sh shide bĕnzi?
This is who-of source-thing?

这 是 谁的 手机? Whose cell phone is this?
Zh sh shide shǒujī?
This is who-of hand-machine?

这 是 谁的 雨伞。 Whose umbrella is this?
Zh sh shide yŭsăn?
This is who-of rain-umbrella?

这 是 谁的 词典? Whose dictionary is this?
Zh sh shide cdiǎn?
This is who-of phrases-collection?

这 是 谁的 报纸? Whose newspaper is this?
Zh sh shide bozhǐ?
This is who-of announce-paper?

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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.