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ID: 1173 Elementary
Why are you learning Chinese? Will it help you at work? Is Mandarin your ticket to a life of adventure? Are you just a mental masochist? Listen to today's lesson and learn how to tell others why you're learning this beautiful and challenging language.
Mon Jun 01 2009 | Jenny , Ken
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Each lesson has it's unique vocabulary and will provide you with definitions and recordings so you can practice the pronunciation. You will also be able to grasp the core material of a lesson at a glance. Here we're showing you the Simplified Chinese version.
nǐ wèishénme xué Zhōngwén ？
Why are you studying Chinese?
wǒ xiǎng zài Zhōngguó gōngzuò 。
I'd like to work in China.
nǐ ne ？
How about you?
wǒ xǐhuan Zhōngguó 。xué Zhōngwén hěn yǒu yìsi 。
I like China. Studying Chinese is really interesting.
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