Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 8 你的朋友英语说得很好。Your friend speaks English really well.

说 shuō Speak / 英语 yīngyǔ English / 韓语 hnyǔ Korean (language) / 日本语 Rběnyǔ Japanese (language) /
他 普通话 说得 很 好。He speaks Mandarin really well.
Tā pǔtōnghu shuōde hěn hǎo.
He common-dialect speak very well.

他的 哥哥 普通话 说得 很 好。His older brother speaks Mandarin really well.
Tāde gēge pǔtōnghu shuōde hěn hǎo.
He-of older brother common-dialect speak very well.

学生们 英语 说得 很 好。The students speak English really well.
Xushengmen yīngyǔ shuōde b hěn hǎo.
Study-born-plural English speak not very good.

你的 朋友 英语 说得 很 好。Your friend speaks English really well.
Nǐde pngyou Yīngyǔ shuōde hěn hǎo.
You-of friend English speak very well.

我的 经理 英语 说得 不 太 好。My manager does not speak English that well.
Wǒde jīnglǐ yīngyǔ shuōde b ti hǎo.
I-of classic-logic English-language speak not too good.

我的 同事 韓语 说得 不 好。My coworker does not speak Korean well.
Wǒde tngsh hnyǔ shuōde b hǎo.
I-of same-affairs Han-language speak not well.

周 小姐 日本语 说得 很 好。Ms. Zhou speaks Japanese very well.
Zhōu xiǎojie Rběnyǔ shuōde hěn hǎo.
Zhou little-big-sister Japanese language speak very well.

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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.