Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 35 你为什么不喜欢 朱小姐? Why dont you like Ms. Zhu?

你 为什么 不 喜欢 朱 小姐? Why dont you like Ms. Zhu?
Nĭ wishnme b xĭhuān Zhū xiăojiĕ?
You why not like Zhu little-big-sister?

你 为什么 不 喜欢 美国? Why dont you like the United States?
Nĭ wishnme b xĭhuān Mĕigu?
You why not like Beautiful-country?

你 为什么 不 喜欢 韩国人? Why dont you like South Korean people?
Nĭ wishnme b xĭhuān Hngurn?
You why not like Han-country-people?

刘 先生为为什么 今天 要 回 苏州。 Why is Mr. Liu going back to Suzhou today?
Li xiānshēng wishnme jīntiān yo hu Sūzhōu?
Liu first-born why today-sky want return Suzhou?

他们 为什么 那么 做? Why did they do that?
Tāmen wishnme nme zu?
He-plural why that do?

他们 为什么 要 去 火车站? Why are they going to the train station?
Tāmen wishnme yo q huŏchēzhn?
He-plural why want-will go fire-car-stand?

你 为什么 要 买 汉语 课本? Why will you buy a Mandarin textbook?
Nĭ wishnme yo măi Hnyŭ kbĕn?
You why want-will buy Han-language lesson-source?

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Lessons 41-50
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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.