Mandarin Lessons 11 through 20
Mandarin Lesson 13 很难说。It's difficult to say.
Mandarin Lesson 14 请问, 宾馆在哪里? Excuse me, where is the hotel?
Mandarin Lesson 15 你想做什么? What would you like to do?
Mandarin Lesson 16 你想喝什么? What would you like to drink?
Mandarin Lesson 17: 我要在美国学习。I will study in America.
Mandarin Lesson 18 你怎么样? How are you?
Mandarin Lesson 19这本课本没有趣。This textbook is not interesting.
Mandarin Lesson 20 你的工作是什么? What is your job?
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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.|