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These Mandarin Chinese lessons have been designed to provide practical travel vocabulary and a foundation for basic conversational skills through a simple listen and repeat format. Don't get frustrated if you find some of the phrases difficult to pronounce at first. Many of the sounds will be new, and saying them may be a challenge in the beginning. With practice you'll soon notice your ability to recognize and produce the sounds of Mandarin developing naturally. You may also download a complete audio transcript for listening in your car.

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SECTION: I / WE / THEY
You've already learned the pronouns I, you, and she/he. These can be converted into the pronouns we, they, and plural form of you by adding the extension men:
English:I
Chinese:woh
English:We
Chinese:woh-men
English:He/she
Chinese:tah
English:They
Chinese:tah-men
English:You
Chinese:nee
English: You (when speaking to more than 1 person)
Chinese:nee-men
English:Hello (to address one person)
Chinese:nee hau
Literally:you good
English:Hello (to address more than 1 person)
Chinese:nee-men hau
Literally:you good
For the remainder of the program, when the plural form of you is required, we will say you guys.
SECTION: LANGUAGES / MY / YOUR
English:England
Chinese:yeeng-gwoh
English:English (the language)
Chinese:yeeng-wuhn
English:China
Chinese:johng-gwoh
English:Chinese (language)
Chinese:johng-wuhn
English:I
Chinese:woh
English:My
Chinese:woh-duh
English:You
Chinese:nee
English:Your
Chinese:nee-duh
English:My Chinese is bad
Chinese:woh-duh johng-wuhn boo hau
Literally:my Chinese not good
English:Your English is very good
Chinese:nee-duh yeeng-wuhn hun hau
Literally:your English very good
English:It's mine
Chinese:shih woh-duh
Literally:is mine
English:It's not mine
Chinese:boo shih woh-duh
Literally:not is mine
English:It's yours
Chinese:shih nee-duh
Literally:is yours
English:I'm yours
Chinese:woh shih nee duh
Literally:I am yours
English:You're mine
Chinese:nee shih woh duh
Literally:you are mine

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