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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English:I don't like him/her/it
Pinyin: wǒ bù xǐ-huan tā
Literally:(same)
English:I like you
Pinyin: wǒ xǐ-huan nǐ
Literally:(same)
English:I like you very much
Pinyin: wǒ hěn xǐ-huan nǐ
Literally:I very like you
English:To love
Pinyin: ài
English:I love you
Pinyin: wǒ ài nǐ
Literally:(same)
English:I don't love you
Pinyin: wǒ bú ài nǐ
Literally:I not love you
English:I would like to make love
Pinyin: wǒ xiǎng zuò ài
Literally:(same)
English:Lover
Pinyin: ài rén
Literally:love person
SECTION: WHY AND BECAUSE
English:For / in order to
Pinyin: wèi
English:Why?
Pinyin: wèi shén-me
Literally:in order to what?
English:Why are you going?
Pinyin: nǐ wèi shén-me qù
Literally:you why go?
English:To learn
Pinyin: xué
English:I'm going to America in order to learn English
Pinyin: wǒ qù měi-guó wèi xué yīng-wén
Literally:(same)
English:Why do you ask?
Pinyin: nǐ wèi shén-me wèn
Literally:you why ask?
English:Why do you not like her?
Pinyin: nǐ wèi shén-me bù xǐ-huan tā
Literally:you why not like her?
English:Because
Pinyin: yīn-wèi
English:Because she doesn't like me
Pinyin: yīn-wèi tā bù xǐ-huan wǒ
Literally:(same)
English:Why don't you want to come?
Pinyin: nǐ wèi shén-me bù xiǎng lái
Literally:you why would like not to come?
English:Because I love you
Pinyin: yīn-wèi wǒ ài nǐ
Literally:(same)

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