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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 BE LOCATED
English:To be located (verb)
Chinese:dzie
English:In China
Chinese:dzie johng-gwoh
Literally:located China
English:To live / to stay (somewhere)
Chinese:joo
English:I live in China
Chinese:woh joo dzie johng-gwoh
Literally:I live located China
English:She lives in American
Chinese:tah joo dzie may-gwoh
Literally:she lives located America
English:We live in Beijing
Chinese:woh-men joo dzie bay-jeeng
Literally:we live located Beijing
English:Here
Chinese:jar
English:Is it here?
Chinese:shih dzie jar mah
Literally:is located here +?
English:Yes, it is here
Chinese:shih, shih dzie jar
Literally:is, is located here
English:Here (alternate)
Chinese:juh-lee / jeu-lee
Literally:this place
English:Do you live here?
Chinese:nee joo dzie juh-lee mah
Literally:you live located here +?
SECTION: WHERE
English:Where
Chinese:nar
English: Where (alternate - heard in Southern China)
Chinese:nah-lee
English:Where is it?
Chinese:dzie nar
Literally:located where
English:Where is she?
Chinese:tah dzie nar
Literally:she located where
English:Where do you live?
Chinese:nee joo dzie nar
Literally:you live located where
English:Where are we going?
Chinese:woh-men tchoo nar
Literally:we going where?
English:Where would you like to go?
Chinese:nee see-ahng tchoo nar
Literally:you would like to go where?
English:Hotel (small hotel/hostel)
Chinese:loo-gwahn
English:Hotel (large hotel)
Chinese:djee-oh-dee-en
English:I would like to go to the hotel
Chinese:woh see-ahng tchoo djee-oh-dee-en
Literally:(same)
English:I'm staying at a hotel
Chinese:woh joo dzie djee-oh-dee-en
Literally:I living located hotel
English:Where is the Beijing Hotel?
Chinese:bay-jeeng djee-oh-dee-en dzie nar
Literally:Beijing hotel located where?
English:Where are we going to eat?
Chinese:woh-men tchoo nar chih
Literally:we go where to eat?
English:Where would you like sit?
Chinese:nee see-ahng dzoh dzie nar
Literally:you would like located where to sit?

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