Lessons 1-10

Lesson 30 我的朋友没来。My friend did not come.

你 从  哪里 来? Where are you from?
Nǐ cng nǎli li?
You from which-inside come?

他 从  哪里 来? Where is he from?
Tā cng nǎli li?
He from which-inside comes?

陈 先生 从 哪里 来? Where does Mr. Chen come from?
Chn xiānsheng cng nǎli li?
Chen first-born from which-inside come?

今天 我们 学校 来了 个 可爱的 女教师。 A cute female teacher came to our school today.
Jīntiān wŏmen xuxio li le g kĕide nǚjioshī.
Today I-plural school came-finished one can-love-of female-teach-master.

我的 朋友 没 来。 My friend did not come.
Wǒde pngyou mi li.
I-of friend not come.

经理 没 来。The manager did not come.
Jīnglǐ mi li.
Classic-logic not come.

刘 先生 昨天 来 了。 Mr. Liu came yesterday.
Li xiānsheng zutiān li le.
Liu first-born yesterday came finished.

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CONVERSATION

A 你要来开会吗?
   Nǐ yo li kāihu ma?
   Are you coming to the meeting?

B 来。
   Li.
   I'm coming.

A 主任来吗?
   Zhǔrn li ma?
   Is the director coming?

B 可惜, 他不会来。
   Kěxī,tā b hu li.
   Regrettably, he can't come.

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