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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: THING / SOMETHING
English:Thing
Chinese:dohng-see
English: You are nothing (can be said as an insult)
Chinese:nee boo shih dohng-see
Literally:you not are thing
English:To shop
Chinese:mie dohng-see
Literally:to buy things
English:I would like to go shop
Chinese:woh see-ahng mie dohng-see
Literally:I would like to buy things
English:Something
Chinese:ee-dee-en dohng-see
Literally:little thing
English:I would like to eat something
Chinese:woh see-ahng chih ee-dee-en dohng-see
Literally:I would like to eat something
English:I would like to buy something
Chinese:woh see-ahng mie ee-dee-en dohng-see
Literally:I would like to buy something
SECTION: TO GO
English:To go
Chinese:tchoo
English:I'm going
Chinese:woh tchoo
Literally:(same)
English:He's not going
Chinese:tah boo tchoo
Literally:he not going
English:Are we going?
Chinese:woh-men tchoo mah
Literally:we going +?
English:Are you going?
Chinese:nee tchoo mah
Literally:you going +?
English:What are you going there to do?
Chinese:nee tchoo nar dzoh shun-muh
Literally:you go there do what?
English:I would like to go
Chinese:woh see-ahng tchoo
Literally:(same)
English:Would you like to go?
Chinese:nee see-ahng tchoo mah
Literally:you would like to go +?
English:Let's go eat, okay?
Chinese:woh-men tchoo chih fahn, hau mah
Literally:we go eat rice, good +?
English:Beijing
Chinese:bay-jeeng
English:I'm going to Beijing
Chinese:woh tchoo bay-jeeng
Literally:I go Beijing
English:I would like to go to Beijing
Chinese:woh see-ahng tchoo bay-jeeng
Literally:I would like to go Beijing

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