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.
There is more than one way of saying
can in Mandarin. In general you'll find kuh-ee to involve
permission issues. The following verb, nung, implies ability because
of skills/knowledge. However, this is a very loose rule and these two verbs
are often used interchangeably.