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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: THIS AND THAT
English:This
Chinese:juh / jih
English: This (alternate form - informal)
Chinese:nay
English:This one
Chinese:juh-guh
Literally:this one
English: That one (alternate form - informal)
Chinese:nay-guh
Literally: that one
English:This one is delicious
Chinese:juh-guh hun hau chih
Literally:this very good to eat
English:My/mine
Chinese:woh duh
Literally:(same)
English:This one is mine
Chinese:juh-guh shih woh-duh
Literally:(same)
English:Book
Chinese:shoo
English:This book (with measure word)
Chinese:juh boon shoo / juh beun shoo
Literally:(same)
English:I would like to buy this book
Chinese:woh see-ahng mie juh boon shoo
Literally:(same)
English:This is my book
Chinese:juh boon shoo shih woh-duh
Literally:this book is mine
English:This one is yours
Chinese:juh-guh shih nee-duh
Literally:(same)
English:Is this yours?
Chinese:juh-guh shih nee-duh mah
Literally:this one is yours +?
English:Luggage
Chinese:seeng-lee
English:Is this your luggage?
Chinese:juh shih nee duh seeng-lee mah
Literally:this is your luggage +?
English:This is hers
Chinese:juh-guh shih tah-duh
Literally:this one is hers
English:This is ours
Chinese:juh-guh shih woh-men duh
Literally:this one is ours
English:What is this?
Chinese:juh shih shun-muh
Literally:this is what
English:That
Chinese:nah
English:What is that?
Chinese:nah shih shun-muh
Literally:that is what
English:That one
Chinese:nah guh
Literally:that one
English:That person
Chinese:nah guh ren
Literally:that person
English:Which one
Chinese:nah guh
Literally:(same)
Note that there is a tone difference between the words for that and which.
English:Which one is yours?
Chinese:nah-guh shih nee-duh
Literally:(same)
English:That is my luggage
Chinese:nah-guh shih woh-duh seeng-lee
Literally:(same)

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