Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lessons 21 through 30

Mandarin Lesson 31 他什么时候来中国? When will he come to China?

Mandarin Lesson 32 你什么时候回国? When will you return to your country?

Mandarin Lesson 33 上海的东西很贵。Things in Shanghai are very expensive.

Mandarin Lesson 34 谁买的? Who bought it?

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

Mandarin Lesson 36 现在下班了吗? Have you finished work now?

Mandarin Lesson 37 他的发音太好了。His pronunciation is extremely good.

Mandarin Lesson 38 我听说青岛是个好地方。I've heard that Qingdao is a good place.
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.