Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 9 你会说普通话? Do you know how to speak Mandarin?

他 会 说 英语。 He knows how to speak English.
Tā hu shuō Yīngyǔ.
He able speak English-language.

你 会 说 普通话? Do you know how to speak Mandarin?
Nǐ hu shuō pǔtōnghu?
You able speak common-dialect?

我 不 会 说 普通话。 I don't know how to speak Mandarin.
Wǒ b hu shuō pǔtōnghu.
I not able speak common-dialect.

你 会 唱歌 吗? Can you sing?
Nǐ hu chng gē ma?
You able sing song question?

我 不 会 唱歌。 I can't sing. (I don't know how to sing.
Wǒ b hu chng gē.
I not able sing song

我 会 说 很多 种 外语。 I know how to speak many foreign languages.
Wǒ hu shuō hěn zhǒng wiyǔ.
I able speak very many kinds external-languages.

学生们 会 说 英语。 The students know how to speak English.
Xushengmen hu shuō Yīngyǔ.
Study-born-plural able speak English-language.

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.