Mandarin Chinese Lessons (Standard Pinyin)

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These Mandarin Chinese lessons have been designed to provide practical travel vocabulary and a foundation for basic conversational skills. You may also download a complete audio transcript for listening in your car.

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SECTION: TO COME
English:To come
Pinyin: lái
English:I'm coming
Pinyin: wǒ lái
Literally:(same)
English:I'm not coming
Pinyin: wǒ bù lái
Literally:I not coming
English:She/he is coming
Pinyin: tā lái
Literally:she/he coming
English:Are you coming?
Pinyin: nǐ lái ma
Literally:you coming +?
English:Come to our place
Pinyin: lái wǒ-men nàr
Literally:come our place
English:Would you like to come to our place?
Pinyin: nǐ xiǎng lái wǒ-men nàr ma
Literally:you would like to come our place +?
English:I am American
Pinyin: wǒ shì měi-guó lái de
Literally:I from America come
SECTION: TO LIKE and TO LOVE
English:To like
Pinyin: xǐ-huan
English:I like your place
Pinyin: wǒ xǐ-huan nǐ nàr
Literally:(same)
English:I like China
Pinyin: wǒ xǐ-huan zhōng-guó
Literally:(same)
English:I like China very much
Pinyin: wǒ hěn xǐ-huan zhōng-guó
Literally:I very like China
English:Do you like?
Pinyin: nǐ xǐ-huan ma
Literally:you like +?
English:Do you like Beijing?
Pinyin: nǐ xǐ-huan běi-jīng ma
Literally:you like Beijing +?
English:I like Beijing very much
Pinyin: wǒ hěn xǐ-huan běi-jīng
Literally:I very like Beijing
English:Do you like it here?
Pinyin: nǐ xǐ-huan zhè-lǐ ma
Literally:you like here +?
English:I like it here very much
Pinyin: wǒ hěn xǐ-huan zhè-lǐ
Literally:I very like here
English:Don't like
Pinyin: bù xǐ-huan
Literally:(same)

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