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Dialogues on Ordinary and Familiar Subjects 

For the use of Chinese resident in America and of Americans 
desirous of learning the Chinese Language 

With the Pronunciation of each word indicated in Chinese 
and Roman Characters 


T. L. STEDMAN and K. P. LEE 

Washington New York Paris 

I- () 1; Iv 

1 t|i|(AK 


CoPYHIGHT 1888, 1920 

By Bbentanp's 

All Rights Reserved 

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English Peepace i 

Chinese Preface '. v 

English Alphabet 2 


Meeting a Friend 4 

Parting from a Friend 8 

The Weather 12 

The Seasons 16 

The Time ,. 20 

A Social Visit 24 

One's Age 28 

Speaking 32 

Writing 36 

At the Post-office and Express-office 40 

Telegraph, Telephone and Messengers 44 

Beading and Studying 48 

At Church and Sunday-school 52 

The Christian Religion 56 

Inquiring the Way 60 

At a Police Station 64 

Hiring a Laundry 68 

Giving up a Lease 72 

A Customer in a Laundry 76 

Loss of a Laundry Ticket 80 

At a Furniture Store 84 

Conversations Continued. _,,^_, 

At a Hardware Store 88 

With a Carpenter and a Plumber 92 

A General Clothing Store 96 

At the Bank 100 

With a Physician 104 

Hiring out as a Cook 108 

Duties of a Waiter 112 

At a Grocery Store 116 

At a Meat Market 120 

At a Fish Market 124 

Out Driving 128 

With a Lawyer 132 

At Court 136 

Travel on the Railroad 140 

Travel in a Steamship 144 

At the Custom-House 148 

In a Boarding House or Hotel 152 

With a Jeweller or a Stationer 156 

General Conversation 160 

Laundry Supplies 164 

The Months 168 

Days of the Week 169 

Legal Hoijdays 170 

The Numerals 171 

Forms of Letters 178 

















The present work was conceived with the design of furnish- 
ing to the Chinese, residing in this country, the means of 
acquiring an elementary knowledge of Knglish, such as would 
bo of use to them In their intercourse with our own people. 
With this object in view the subjects selected have been those 
which are of every day use and the sentences have been made as 
brief as possible and are expressed in the most simple language. 
The pronunciation of every English word is indicated in Chinese 
characters placed immediately beneath it. 

But, as the work progressed, it occurred to the authors that 
It might also be made serviceable to English speaking persons 
who, for commercial, missionary or philological purposes, 
desired to acquire some knowledge of Chinese. With this object 
the pronunciation of the Chinese words has been indicated in 
Eoman characters. The language of the book is not the official 
Chinese, the so called Mandarin, but the dialect spoken by the 
natives of Canton and its vicinity, from which province come 
the greater number of the Chinese in America. 

The following are the values of the letters used to indicate 
the sounds of the Chinese characters. The system of ortho- 
graphy is substantially that employed by Bridgman and Williams, 
but anyone familiar with the books of these writers will see 
that the pronunciation of many of the words is often very 
different from that indicated by them. The sounds here given, 
however, both vowel and consonantal, are those given to tlie 
words by most of the Cantonese resident in New York. (Jt 
course the representation of the soun''s in Roman characters can 
be only approximately correct, but this system of orthography 
will at least serve as a guide after the sounds of a few words 
have been learned from a native Cantonese. And this, is nil that 
can be said of any attempt to represent the sounds of one 
language by those of another. 


VowEiiS. — A, a pronounced as u in fun ; a as a in father ; final a 
is always heard as a in father. 

E, e pronounced as e in men ; final e as a in gale. 

I, i pronounced as i in pin, or as i in marine ; final 1 
almost always has the latter sound. 

0, o pronounced as o in for ; 6 as o in no. 

U, u pronounced as u in pull, or as oo in pool ; u as 
the French n in une, or the German li in friih. 

AI, al pronounced as ai in aisle; ai has a broader 
sound ; it may be imitated by pronouncing 
rapidly the two words, ah, ill. 

AU, au pronounced as ou in bough ; au has a broader 
sound, similar to that heard in the Italian 
word causa. 

EU, eu pronounced like the vowel sounds in person, 
but with no stress on the first one, and very 
rapidly so that the two sounds almost blend 
into one. 

01, oi pronounced lilie oi in oil. 

DI, ui pronounced according to the rules given ; 

lU, the same is true of iu. In both cases each vowel 
is pronounced distinctly, yet rapidly, so as 
almost to blend. The vowels 6 and u and 
the diphthongs oi and ui, are often inter- 
changeable: a word having ihe 6 sound in 
one village being pronounced u in another 
village, and one In with the diphthongal sound 
oi being hoard as ni. The same is triie of i 
and e. 
CtoNSONANTs. — NG, ng Initial or final is pronounced as ng in 
singing. The initial sound may bo acquired by 
repeating this word, leaving off the initial si. 
CH, cli, when imaspirated, is pronounced more 
softly than in English, approaching closely 
the sound of j In Joint. 
S, Instead of the hard sound of s, heard in the 
word so, some Cantonese givo an aspirated 
sound to many of the words here written with 


the initial s. Thus instead of so the sound 
heard is nearly as show. 
K, k, unaspirated, has a soft sound resembling g 

in gone. 
P, p, unaspirated, is pronounced nearly like b in 

T, t also, when unaspirated, approximates closely 
d in do. K, p, and t, when final, have the 
same sound as in English. When aspirated 
these letters are pronounced as in English. 
' An inverted comma follows these letters when 
they are aspirated. " In such cases a strong 
aspirate closely follows the sound of these 
consonants. Pronounce the word Tahiti with- 
out the vowel a. This may be expressed by 
T'iti, according to the orthography now 
explained." (Edkins.) 

Theother consonants, both Inilial and final, 
have the same value as in English. 
Tones. — The Chinese, having so many words of similar 
Bound, make use of varying inflexions of the voice to distinguish 
tb«m. These are called tones . In the Canton dialect there are 
eight of these tones, four in a higher, and four in a lower, key, 
separated from each otlier by two or more full musical notes. 

1. The first tone is the even or monotone. It is the tone 
iised in ordinary conversation, in English. The voice neither 
rises nor falls, but continues on an even key. 

2. The second tone is the rising. It is made by a rising 
inflection, somewhat as is heard in English in the last word of a 
question to which an affirmative or negative answer is expected ; 
as, are you well ? 

3. The third is the falling tone. The intonation falls as 
the word Is spoken. This is usually heard in English in the last 
word of a question to which neither an afHimative nor a negative 
answer is expected ; as, what Is your name ? 

4. The fourth is called the entering tone. It is an abrupt 
termination, sounding as if the last letter of the word were 
clipped off. It may be imitated by pronouncing the words 
sat, sap, or sack, but arresting the sound just as the organs are 

in position to pronounce tlie last consonant. In the Canton 
dialect this tone is always indicated by a final k, p, or t. 
These consonants are not distinctly heard, but rather suggested, 
the enunciation ceasing the moment the lips and tongue are in 
position to sound the final letter. 

In the following pages the tones are indicated as follows : 
For the upper tones commas are used, and are placed at one of 
the angles of the word . Thus : first tone, ,ying ; 2nd tone, 'ying ; 
3d tone, ying' ; 4th tone, yik, . The lower tones are indicated 
in the same manner by a period at one of the four corners of the 
word. Thus .yung "yung yung* yuk. . 

The correct enunciation of the tones is the most difficult 
part of the pronunciation to acquire, yet it is a matter of prime 
importance, for one who wishes to make himself intelligible iu 
conversing with a Chinaman, to use them correctly ; for if no 
tones, or wrong ones, are employed, it will be difficult or impos- 
sible for the speaker to make himself understood. 

Chinese, at least the spoken language, is not very difficult 
to acquire, and may be learned almost as readily as any of the 
European tongues. Of course, to obtain a thorough knowledge 
of the characters, so as to be able to recognize them and to 
write them, demands more labor, yet the difficulties are not 
insuperable, and maybe overcome by a little application and 
perseverance. It will be found best to begin very slowly, and to 
proceed more rapidly later, after one has become familiar with 
the peculiarities of the language. For the first month let the 
student learn but one sentence a day, but learn it thoroughly, so 
that he can repeat and write the Chinese at once after reading 
the English sentence, and can also repeat the English after 
looking at the Chinese characters or hearing them read. Each 
day, both before and after learning the new sentence, let him 
review those which he has already studied. After the first 
lesson has been thus perfectly learned, Ihe student will find 
that he has acquired a, certain facility in memorizing the 
sounds and the characters of the Chinese words, and he will 
thereafter be able to progress more rapidly. Discouragement 
will come only from attempting to do too much at the beginning. 


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91^ N n c^9^ da de di do du 

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mi mo mu 

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1. G-ood morning, sir; bow do 70a do? 

2. How are yon Mr. Long? I am glad to see yon. 

3. Wby, how are yon ? I have not seen yon for an age. 

4. How do yon do to-day? 

6. 1 am very well, tbank yon ; how are yon ? 
6. 1 am 7ery glad to see yon this morning. 

7. Have yon been well ? 

8. Where have yon been this morning? 

9. How have you been sinoe I saw yon last? 

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SEUNQ* ur 'ir .cffi 

'cho .san ,sln .sang 'hd la' 
'h6 la' Jenng ,sin .sang 'ngo 'ho .frm 'hi kin' 'ni 
,a 116 la* "ngo .m .ch'ang kin' 'ni 'ho noi' lok, 
'ni ,kam yat. 'ho la' 

'yan ,sam ,ki 'ho 'ni ^ 

'ngo ,kam ,ohiu 'ho .ftin 'hi kin' 'ni 

'ni yat, henng* 'ho la' 

'ni ,kam ,ohia hii' ,pin ch'U' Jol ,ni 

yL ii JUL A njiBi^'t^^L'i^^^ 

ohf .cih'ong 'ngo Wn' ko' 'ni ,ohi han" 'ni "ho la' 

10. How aje you tliis morning, Mr. Lang? 

1 1 . How is your brother ? I have not Been Urn for some tims. 

12. He is very well, I thank yoo. 

13. How are yon, sir ? I hope yon are well this evening. 

14. Ohi I'm first rate; and how do yon do 7 
16 Good morning; how's yonr health? 

16. You ore looking first rate, 

17. Thanks; I was never better in my life. 

18. 1 saw your Mend yesterday; he was looking very weE 
19. My friend's health is very good now. 
so. Please oome and see me when you can, 

.leong ,aiii ,Eang "ni .kam ,ohiu 'hd la' 

ni ling' .hing 'h6 la' 'ngo .m .oh'ang kin' 'k'tt 'h6 nol' lok. 

'k'tt itu ,ki 'h6 'yau ,sam 

i: it :*..^ "il./it^ '^ ilA -^ -4, 

.sin isang lid la' °ni .kam °m&n 'ho la* 

hai° "ngo ,kam yat kik. 'ho °ni 'h6 la' 

'oho .son ,san 't'ai 'h6 la' 

-ni min° "hau ,ohan 'h6 lok, 

'yau ,sam yat, sai* ohi' 'h6 hai' .ngi ,ka lok, 

°ngo ohdk. yat. kin' °ni ke' .p'ang 'yau k'U min 'haa ,ki 'li6 la' 

'ngo ke' .p'ang -yau ke' tsan 't'ai .ngi ,ka sam* 'ho 

' tak, ban 'oUnng .loi oho' 


1. Well, I must go now. 

5. Oood day; oome again soon. 

8. Oood bye; I hope to see you soon again. 

4. Don't be in snob a hnny, I want to talk with yon a little. 

6. 1 can't stop now, I have got lots to do. 

6. Don't hnny away, I want to see more of yon. 

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7. 1 mnst go ; good bye. 

8. 1 hope we shall meet again soon. 

9. 1 must shake hands with yon before I go. 

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'ho lok, 'ngo .ngi ,ka hu' lok, 

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'oh'ang .a 'oh'ang 'ohd yat ohoi' .loi oh6' 

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'oh'ang 'oh'ang 'ohd yat. ohoi' ni' 

m 'sal kam' fii' 'ngo 'seung .t'lmg 'ni 'kong yat, ohan' 

'ngo .ngi ika pat, .nang hit, tak, lok, 'yau 'ho ito ai* 

^ '#->tl ^A ^ ^ #^ .- ?! "fr i^i. 

.m '6ai 'ohan 'ngo in' kin' 'ni yat, ohan' kam' noi' 

'ngo pit, in' hU' lok, 'oh'ang ohe' 

■ngo mong' 'ohd yat. ohoi' ni' 

ngo in' .t'nng 'ni JsA 'wi* Qhau" hu' 


10. I am in a great hurry. 

11. I wish I oould stay longer, bnt I oon't. 

15. Remember me to Mr. Lee, please. 
18. Q-ive my regards to your brother. 
14. It is getting late, I must go now. 

16. Well, I most be off; good bye. 

16. Write to me when yon get home. 

17. I will do so with pleasure ; good bye. 

ik 'MffMf'&^^ .4Mf> . -kilt, '/f . 

18. You must oome to see me soon, for I want to see you very muoh. 
10. 1 am sorry that we must part so soon. 

SO. I oan't stay xrith yon any longer, so good bye. 


ligo 'hd .mong 

^ ^-^^ ^^ ^f 4t ^J^^Ji^ ^^ 
•ngo 'h6 'senng .t'ing noi" tik, tin' .m tak, 'ohe 

.to Saa tol- -ngo man- hau' a' "U ,ain .sang 

toi- -ngo man- hau" lii ke' leng- Jung 

.ohenng kan- ye' lok, ngo In' htf lok, 
'lid lok, "ago in' 'oh'e lok, 'oh'ang obe' 
to' ok, (Chi Iian' 'sye san' .loi "ngo Jo 
ligo chi' .in 'ni 'sye 'oh'ang ohe' 
'oho yat .loi kin' 'ngo ,yan .wai 'ngo 'ho 'eenng Un' 'ni 
kem' fti' in' .U pit. 'ngo ,cha» .m 'se tak, lok, 
'' 'ngo pat, .nang .fnng 'ni 'cdio tik, noi' )ok, 'oh'ang ohe' 




1. How is the weather ont this morning ? 

2. It was raining all night, but it has cleared off now. 

3. It is veiT oold indeed ont, and there is a strong wind blowing' 

4. It is not as oold as It was yesterday. 

6. The wind is from the sonth, so it will be wanner to-morrow. 

6. It rained all day yesterday. 

7. If it rains, the roads will be very mnddy. 

8. Do yon think it is going to snow? 

9. When the snow melts it makes very bad walUog. 


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.kam yat. ke' ,t'in sik, 'tim 'a 

ohok. 'm&n lok. °ii .lai .ngi ,ka .ohing 'Uu lok, 

J. >1> il ^J ;t^ >SL "A.;^ Ao 

ngoi' ,pin 'ho 'lang .tone .oh'ni yan' t4i' 

.ngi ,ka 'mo chok. yat. kam' 'lang 

tfling .yan .nam .pin .loi .ming yat. pit, teng' ngit. tlk, lok, 

oh6k. yat. Idk. .hen yat, yat. 'u 

.uga. Iio bin' .si Idk. 'ii Ai In' seung' yat teng' ,to .nat 

■ni 'kn 'ni 16k. sat, .m jii 

sfit, yat, .ynng oil In' ohan' .m 'ho .hang lek. 


10. It's so foggy tbat 7011 can't see across the street. 

11. It most be very cold out, for the water is frozen. 

12. The snn melted the snow all away. 

13. Do yon think the weather will be pleasant to-morrow * 

^n3t 'ki.ts.iti Ail . •^fr-^Mms,-^^ JSt • 

14. It's going to be a very warm day tomorrow. 

16. We hare had a spell of very hot weather. 
'■ 6. It is always hot at this time of the year. 

17. There was a hail storm yesterday. 

18. 1 am afraid we shall have a thunder storm. 

19. That was Very sharp liglitnlng. 

20. Did yoa hear that loud olap of thunder last night? 


mu- 'boI kcun' tU' tui' min' .kU nl .tn 't'ai .m kin' 
ngol' .pin yat teng' 'Ung 'soi .to ,ping lln lok, 
ngit .Van i Jdng aU' .ynng tik, ettt, lok, 
'ni 'kn .ming yat 'ho .t'ln .m .ni 
.ming yat. yat, teng' ngit 
eenng' yat. ngit 'lin yat, .p'4i 

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.niu .nin to' jii ohan' .el ,ta hai' ngit ke' lok, 

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•'' chdk. yat 16k. p6k. .lai 

'ngo p'&' 'yau .lul "henng le' 

^ ko' tlk. tin- 'fe lid .kong 

± vr.n'^ nhM h -^ i* "'^» 

"^ ni oh6k. -mta .t'eng kin' .lui 'heung ma 




1. There are four seasons in the year. 

2. They are called spring, siinuner, autumn, and winter. 

5. It is often very hot in summer. 

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4. Summer is a pleasant season, for then all the leaves are out. 

6. I don't like summer, for it is usually too hot. 

J^ -tit Hi . it^M ^®**j4J|^1, "i-yS o 

8. But winter is unpleasant, for there is so much snow and rain. 

7. We are apt to have heavy showers in summer. 

8. Sometimes a hail storm ruins the crops. 

9. We had a great deal of enow last winter. 


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yat, Jiin "yan si' kwai' 

.ahSin ha' .oh'an ,taiig clian' hai' lok, 

ha' it'ia .chaii .tvei hai' ngit. ka' 

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ha' tt'in aam' "hd lyan hai' tik, sQ' in6k. 'ho man' sing 
ngo .m lOhong i' ha' >t'in ,yan hai' t^' ngit 
.tniig it'in yan' .m "ho ,yaa *& stit, t'ai' .to 
ha' ,t'in .seiuig .si 'ni lok. 'n ke' 
.wo cho' fsmig tii pi' pok. 'ta wai' 
kan' .nin lok. 'ho .to siit. 

10. It begins to grow vraxm in the spring. 

11. The fell of the rear is a pleasant season. 

12. In tlie &11 the applesand pears are ripe. 

13. In BTunmer we have peaohes and all sorts of benies. 

14. In winter, when it freezes hard, people go skatine 
16. Do yon know how to skate ? 

16. Did yon oyer take a sleigh ride ? 

17. When there-is mnoh snow on the gronnd the sleighing is good. 

18. Are yon afraid of the oold in winter? 

19. 1 am more a&aid of the heat than of the cold. 

SO. The leaves begin to oome ont on the trees in the spring. 


.ohSin ,t'in yat, t6' ohan' "hi 'aau lian lok, 
.oh'au it*]]! ke' ,t'in ^ sam' "ho 
yat, to' tOh'an >t^ jii Ji 'ko chan' snk. lok 
t6' ha" kwai' iigo ti" ,mi Sre 'ko 'chl .tu "yan 
■ .tnng ,t^ yat, 'yaa .piog oban' "ywi. .yan btt' sm* .ping lok, 

•^ "iii tii sin' iping "ma 
:r; Hi "yan Van ko' siit, .oh'e "ma 
-< ti- ba' sat, yat, .sam chau" Van talc, siit, .ch'e lok, 
.tang tt'in -ni p'a' l&ng -ma 

ligo p'a'ngit jn p'a' lang 

.oli'im it'in yat, t6' sli' ip. ohan' 'hi 'san Jioi lok, 




1. What time is it 7 

2. It is four o'olook. 

3. Is it as late as that ? I thought it was earlier. 

4. The olook struck three some time ago. 
6. Meet me to-morrow at half-past two. 

6. How late is it ? 

7. It is nearly half past six. 

8. It wants five minutes of eight. 

9. Is it after five yet 7 


'Id *tim lOhong 'a 

^ ^ n a '^ 

si' 'tim tohong lok, 

kam' &n' Ja 'ngo 'i .wai 'ohd <ohe 

'ta 'Un .B&m *tlm tohong %& noi' lok^ 

ming yat. 'leaog tlm pan' iOhong .loi nl' "ago Jo 

■yan 'U ye' jil 

<<)heaii8 kan' 16k. <tim pun' .ohozig lok 

y^ ill" -J^^H-^.^^o 
"Dg ko' tinln Jil t6* p&t, "tliii 

ko' 'Uu 'ng 'tim .okong .m .oh'aag >a 

10. It's about ten minutes past seven. 

11. I shall be at home this evening at nine o'clock. 

12. It is now nearly a quarter to eight. 

13. It's after half past-ten. 
<>m "JfMi^Lt^^Ao 

14. It is nearly midnight. 

16. Will you oome to dine with me this noon ? 

16. I dine between six and seven o'clock in the evening. 

17. We break&st at a quarter-past seven. 

18. Supper will be ready at as near nine o'clock as possible. 
19. 1 always go to bed at eleven o'clock. 

80. 1 was in my room yesterday afternoon at three o'clock. 


yeuk, sap. ko' ,min .ni ko' oh'at, 'tim lok, 

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,kam °m&n 'kau 'tim .cbong °ugo chau' 'hai 6k, oh'il' lok, 

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.w&n iu' sap. 'ng ko' imin ,iu chau' to' pat, 'tim lok. 
ko' 'liu sap. 'tim pun' ,clioiig lok, 

«oli6-ang kan' pun* ye' lok, 

,kam lOhiu .loi tak, "ngo ch'ii' sak, fiJi" 'ma 

^ ^ dh m.^ ^ *^^ 'ii '^ #^ 

'ngo 'man .t'an 16k. ch'at, 'tim .chong sak, ,ch'an 

'ngo ti' ch'at, 'tim sap. 'ng ko' .miu ,ni sak, ,chiu .ch'an 

-+■ - fi^ n.:tL "t- f>^ -^ ?&-. 

yat, t6' 'kau 'tim chau' sak, 'man .ch'an lok. 

"^ 'ngo "mAa 'man t6' sap. yat, 'tim .chong chau' fen' lok, 

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"^ "ngo ohok. yat. ha" ohau' .aim 'tim .chong 'hal .fong oh'ik' 




1. Somabody is knooklng at the door. 

2 Come in I 

3 All ! Mr. Leng. walk In - I am glad to see you. 
4. How do yon do this evening ^ 

6. Let me take your hat. 

ft Thank yon. I will Just put It on this chair 

7 Sit down, please : I am real glad to see yov. 

8 I have not seen you for over a month, 
e Are you acquainted with Mr. Lang ? 


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"yau .yoD. dun jaim 
yap. Joi le* 

.a JenDg .sin .sane 'oh'Emg yap. Joi 'ngo 'ho .Ain 'hi kin' °ni 
■Hi Jtam "man 'ho la' 

J. isf ^ . Rl ^i{v ^i -fi /4; r^ f |, 

'pi "ngo .t*iixig lii inim .ohni lii *ting md' 

■yau .eam ngo chan' fong' ohoi' jii .ohenng 'i ohti' chaa° tak, lok, 

'oh'ang ohd' "ngo .ohan Saa 'hi kin' 'ni lok. 

-Qgo jn .oh'aoB kin' 'ni 'yan ko' ,ki ngfit.' lok. 

"ni sak, tak, a' Jenng .sin ,sang "ma 


10. Mt. Lang, thia is my Mend, Mr. Lee. 

11. How do you do, sir ! I am very happy to meet yon. 

12. I think I have met you before. 

18. Have you ever met my &lend, Mr. Lang ? 
14. 1 have never had the pleasure of meeting him. 
1 6. TaJce a seat by the fire and waim yourself. 

16. Bit down, please ; I want to talk with yon. 
■S- 4'i! -iM-i i^J^.'l 'it 'A. A% ' 

17. Don't be in a hurry to go; it is early yet. 

18. Thank you ; but I have an appointment and must go. 
' 3.. Do oome again soon. 

so. You are very ktod, but you most oome to call on me. 


.lenng ,siii ,sang .nl xirai' ahan' hai' 'U isin isang lok, 
'ho la' 'li ,sin ,sang 'ngo sap. ,&n .ftin 'hi knng' 'ni 'seung Qi° 
^ 'ngo 'oh'i kok, .ch'in .si kin' ko' 'ni kam' lok, 

-i- or. ^ Li^j^ '^^m a ^ L ± ?4o 

~ 'ni 'yaq kin' ko' 'ngo'ke' .p'ang 'yan .leimg ,stn isang 'ma 

'ngo 'nt .ch'ang tak, ko' ,ki ni' kin' 'k*!! 

oho' .mil htt' ohek. 'ha 'fo la' 

•^ 'oh'ang oho' "ngo 'senng .t'taig 'ai 'kong 1»a 

* .m'bai' kam' fei' hii' 'oho coho 

'^ 'yan isam lok, 'ngo 'yan si' pit. in' htt' lok. 

** 'oh'ang 'oh6 yat. ohoi' .loi 

''^ 'ni .ohan "yan .sam lok, "rii in' .loi kin' "ngo ohan' .tak. .& 




1. How old la 70ur son ? 

2. Hs Is ten ysars old. 

3. He is not so very old. 

4. I thonght he was twelve years old. 

6. Few men live to be a hundred years old. 

6. That old man Is nearly ninety years old. 

7. My birth-day comes on the eighth of June. 

B. A man becomes ills own master when ho is twenty-^ne years old. 
9. A woman becomes her own mistress at eighteen years of a^. 


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liflg' .long Jam .nin 'ki <to aoi' a 
°k'n ,kam .nia sap. soi* 

'k'il .nin 'ki .m hai' t&l 

^ 4 -I* ^ + -=- /^ *-• 
'ngo 'ka 'ya>ii sap. n£' soi' lok; 

' meng' 

, ■*5'>- A..^ - ^ ^ 
'hd 'sin -ran 'yau rat, pak, soi' i 

^ ^S -fi * <& >is. ^f ii. t yo + ijj ?^ 

ko' wai' 'Id p&k, .knng .olieiicg kan' 'yaa 'kau sap. soi' lok, 

X A -^ A >'>- J^JtJfe. i »» 
ligo Idk, ngtit. p&t, ho' oho' .sang yat 

>V :» - + - Jil^ . -^ A., 
.nam ugl' sap. yat, sol' .sing .yaa 

J. '^,-t ^^ M. A y^o 

'ngtt sap. p&t, soi' .sing .yau 


10. How old do you think that aan is ? . 

11. He mtist be thirty-flve yeom old. 

12. 1 Bhonld Bay he isnst be nearer forty. 

13. He is already qmte bald and his whiskers are turning gray. 

14, Tour friend does not look as old as he really is. 

16. He is a well preserved man. 

19. He has taken good oaie of himself 

17. He is five years older than I am. 

18. Is it not polite' to ask a lady her age ? 

19. That man pretends to be younger than he really is. 
so. He is not a day under forty-five. 


Id 'kn .ni ko' .yan 'ki ,to soi' .ni 
Vv. yat, tens' Tan .sam aap. "ng soi' lok, 
"" ligo wa' 'k'u Choi" si" sap^ soi' 'oho yen' 
*" 'kli ks' .t'aa ,ta .kong ,yan .so yik. 'chiin p4k. lok, 

''^ lii ka' .p'ang 'jmt. .m chenng' '16 

+ -fi^> HM H^ -ff -45* 

^ 'kHi ,san 't'ai "im 'ycusg tak, 'ko 

+ ^E "f- # |« ^' ft, 
^ "k*!! 'ni 'pu 'yeung ,&ac tTal 

> ^g ;^. ^ JL 4o 

i 'k'u tai' 'ngo "iig .nin 

+ ftl -dr /- 4 .«2-.r> ^ 7l Mo 

'"^ man' 'ngli .yan .nin 'ki pat, lid?, lai tkt, 

Aj -ni ko' .yan jn liaiig yan' 1o 

ji ie .t #1 ca + -S- ^. ^ J/- - 9» 
^ 'kti cbiik, kan' ai' sap. 'ng soi' 'mo 'sin yat, yat 


LESSON vin. 

1. Do yon speak CJhlnesoT 

8. Can 70a speak KnpltHh ? 
3. I spsEik it very little. 

i. I cannot speak It perfeotly, 

6. I oan speak it so as to be tindeTStood. 

6. How ooQ I learn to speak Chinese well ? 

7. Yon must listen to Ohinamen when they talk. 
S. The Englishman talks Ohinese pretty well. 

9. Amerioans talk English. 


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"ni 'oi 'kong .t'ong vm' 'ma 
'ni 'Hi 'tuaigjfive kok, wa' 'ma 
'Qgo 'ni 'kong 'siu 'sin 

« 4\i lil 44 «# 1* ■^ ^ ^o 

'ngo 'kDng t&k, .m hai' eap. .fan 'h6 

i. ^ 14 ^f /-;*!« <»JL 
ligo 'kong tak, .yan ,tn 'bin 

'ngo 'tim 'yeung hok. ohau' 'ui 'kong .t'ong wa' ,ni 

)c ifr^4-m Ji y^.n a m ji^ 

'ni in' .t'eng .t'ong .yan 'kong vra' ohau' tak, 

'ni ko' jing kok, .yan 'kong .t'ong wa' .ki 'h6 

A. J^ ^ ^^M -i% ^ in -a iio 

ml kok, .yan hai' 'kong ying kok, ke' wa' 


10. How did he learn EngUali ? 

11. He talks with every Englishman he meelB, 
IS, Do 70U undeiBtaiid me when I speak English? 
IS. I understand yon a little. 

14k I understand every word yon say. 

15. He does not speak Chinese like a native. 

16. My ftiend is teaching yonr son English, 

17. English is very nseftil to him. 

18. What language Is that man speaking? 
IB, Those men speak the Oanton dialeot 

BO. The Oantonese speak Mandarin very well. 

J6i 'Mj4~'M^^.'ik'f^As 'iUr. 


'kli "tizn 'yeuag hok. ,ying kok. wa' .loi ,iii 

'ktk yat, kin' .ying kok, .yan .ni chan' .t'tmg 'k'ii 'kong lok, 

i >i^fll# ^ i% ^ ii ?-|, 

" 'ni 'Un tak, 'ngo 'kong .ying 'wa' 'ma 
"^ °iigo 'Ua tak, ise 'Bin 

'ngo kii' kii' itn 'bin tak, "ni Icoiig 

'k'ii 'kong .t'ong wa' .m kap, .t'ong .yan 

'^ 'ngo ko' .p'ang *yan kaTf 'ni ke' 'chai .tok.yiiig kok, iStt 

^ jing wa' hai' tii' "yan ynng' ,n 'k'ii 

'^ tui ko' .yan 'kong , pin kok, wa' jii 

J. "X 6.J /^.>;*. -t^ ^ A -sS »tju 

Ai ,ni tik, .yan hai' 'koiig 'kong .tang wa' ke' 

'kong itung .yan 'kong tak, .kim wa' .ki 'hA 




u r 

1. I want to write a letter to ay brotber. 

5. Will you let me liave a sheet of paper ? 

3. What kind of paper do yon want? 

4. I want a sheet of letter-paper. 

6. How many sheets of paper aza there in a qnlra V 
0, There «ie twenty-fonr sheets in a qnlre. 

7. Bave you any envelopes 7 

8. I have only one paok of envelopeai 

9. All I want now is a piece of blotting-paper. 


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- ^ ^- % ^ M -ft.i 4^ '^Kk^ 

-ngo 'seong 'aye yat. Sang san' ha' lieo ke' tai' '16 
"pi yat, .cheimg 'ohi ko' ligo tak, -ma 
lii in' jni Ve 'ohi <si 
-ngo in' san' 'ohi 

yat, .to 'dii -yan "ki ,to .chenng jii 
imii <td -yan ye' si' icheaog 
iii 'yan aaa' iiuig Ina 

- ^ ^§ -t-f . - ^^ it if "Mo 

■ago tok. tak, yat, chat, san' .Sing .pha 

jigi Jca ligo tuk. 'aenng in' yat. .cheung yan' mak. 'soi 'chi.die 


10. This is a ver? nloe pen. 

11. Do yon prefer a gold pen or a steel pen? 
12. 1 like a steel pen with a sharp point. 
18. Where is the inkstand? 

14. 1 generally use purple ink, bat this blaok Ink will do. 
16. To whom are yon going to write a letter? 

'X^,'4 0: $i%, oi. a $k 'fUrt 

16. 1 am going to write f, bnstiiets letter to my cousin. 
17. 1 am going to wr7.te to a friend of mine in New York, 

i^jlL^f .'dL i± .<!k i!{i*bl,/^ -^zM *a ^i" 

18. Do yon always WTi<ce in Chineise ? 

19, No ; I ani learning to write English now. 

■m Mm. ^P '¥. =-i -^A.^ &H4 it'o 

SiO It tables practice to be able to write well. 


lOi lOhi pat, sam' 'h6 

i >l^ + :% 4- ^ "1^" 5*. ^ in 't ^ 'JLo 

lai iOhoiig i' ,kam pat, 'ohoi a vrik. kong' 'ohoi 3pat, ,ni 

^ ^ ^ ^^ ^'S^f '% 

" ligo lOhong 1' lOliiiii kong' pat, 'ohoi 

-h t ^K >s^ Hft il A .'S.o 

■^ mak. 'soi ,ohan 'hai .pin cb'a' "a 

-ngo .senng .si ynng' .lam mak.'soit&n',]utik, hak, ke'yik. tak. 

> iic >^ :? -II * ii. i^ "fio 

-* lii 'seang 'sye san' hU' pin .soi 'a 

> ^ ii % " M. ± ^^fl^-'JliA''^*^ AXo 

"^ 'ngo 'senng 'sye yat, iflmg ,sang i' ,ka ke' san' hil' ligo ke' 'pin thing 

+ i^ i& % ii,^ u i(, 'kx, m ito 

^ 'ngo 'senng 'sye san' hii' jiin yenk, ke' .p'ang 'yau 

-»■ -ft" ^^i % A •? "^o 

"^ "nl tt'nng hai' 'sye .t'ong ohr 'a 

Ai jn hai' ^igo in' .si 'sye 'kan ^ing kok, chi' 

i -# «t-■'^^l^''*-«- 
'*" iu'ljn'chau"ni'syetak, 'ho ke' 




1. Please give me three postace stamps. 

2. What kind of stamps do you want ? 

5. I want four two-oent staaips. 
i. I want one flve-cent stamp, 

6. I want Biz postal cards. 

e. Wlut is tlie postage to foreign conntries ? 

7. Five oents tat a letter weigliiiig less than half on ounce. 

8. How many stamps does that letter need ? 

9. It needs only one two-cent stamp. 


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t M ft ^ t ^> ^o 

.sit SAN- "KUN KI' FO' ,KUNG ,SI 

ito .&n 'pi ngo .sam ko' ki' san' si° t^' 

'ni 'seung in' .pin yeung' ke' si' tarn' ini 

'ngo in' si' ko' 'leung ko' isin ke' si' t4m' 

'ngo iu' yat, ko' 'ng ko' .sin ke' si' t&m' 

i :f^ -^ ^ Tg ^ -ft 'W, 

'ngo in' 16k. ko' ki' eaa' t'ip. 

f.^ ^ 9\ 1^ >ft.-t- lit > -f* '^ -A^ 

ki' ngo' kok, san' iu' 'ki tto san' .chi ,ni 

'mni iflmg san' pan' lenng ohnng' in' 'ng ko' .sin 

jii .fiing san' in' 'ki .to ko' si' tiim' m. 

^ ^ ^ "% \!^,'^^^^^M fl'-Sv, 
in' lenng ko' .sin ke' si' tain' cUan' gau' lok. 


10. The postal on It is fotu oenta 

11. 1 want to send a money-order to Boston. 

13. Take this blank and fill it np. 

13. What is the fee for a registered letter ? 

14. The registered letter fee is ten cents besides the postage. 

15. What is the newspaper postage 7 

16. One oent for every two otmoes, 

17. 1 want to send this package to San Francisco. 

18. How much is the expressage on it? 

10. The express charges are fifty cents; do you want to prepay them '< 

20. No ; send the parcel O. O. D. 


in' san' ichi si' isin 

■ngo iu' W yat, .t'iu ui' p'iu' hii' ,po si" .tan 

^ -f ?l> -^ 5^ 1^ ;_*;. 0$^ 
'Bye lok. ,m ,oheung 'ko oh'il' Jo 

Id' tam' "po san' in' 'Id ,to san' ,ohi ,ni 

.oh'ii si' tam' .ohi ngoi' °mni ibng tam' 'pb san' iu' sap. ko' .sin 

J- ^ if ''4 ^i^.^ '«.#Ht 4^- '^» 

■^ ki'.san .man 'ohi in' .mi 'ye ka' .ok'in jii 

'^ 'mni ngi' 'lenng in' yat, ko' ,sin 

'ngo 'seung ki' .ni .pan sap. mat. hii' .kam .san til' fiiu' 

'^ in' 'ki .to .oh'e kenk. .ni 

''^ in' 'ng sap. ko' .sin .oh'e kenk. 'ni 'senng .sin 'pi .ngan 'ma 

^ .m hai' .ohenng .ni .pan sap. mat ki' hu' san' .ngan ohau' tck. lok. 



^r-^f>^'m^ ^>>f is^ 4- "^ ^'^ -ti -jfo 

1. Please give me a telegraph blank. 

2. Do yon want to send a night or a day message ? 

3. What is the difference in the rates 7 

4. A night message goes for half rates. 

6. I think I would rather send a day message. 

0, That will be better, for it will get there sooner. 

7. How muoh will it cost to send this dispatch ? 

8. The rates to Boston are twenty-five oents for ten words. 
B. Please send this telegram as soon as possible. 


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ET TIN- p6' 'TA tax, LUT. .FUNG 

- > ■)-'h ^'A ^ r i^ ^1 ■;& ^ "^^ ^V 

,to.&n 'pi 'ngo yat, ichenng 'ta tin' p6' ke' 'obi 
■ni 'senng ki' yat, jio' a' wak. ye' p6' .ni 
•\Bxme 'yernig ka' .ck'in toh'a tak, 'ki .to jii 

ki' ye' p6' 'sia tak, yat, pnn' ka' 

i ^ t^ ^- ^ ff -^ "^ 
'ngo .ch'ing iin' ki' yat. p6' lok. 

kom' 'h6 tak, 'to to' tak, 'oho tik, 

(iii iCbenng tin' p6' in' "ki ito jigan ohan' ki' tak, <ni 

/v ^-i it* i^ .-'* -^ ^ ^.-^ * JL '^ ^A 
U' hji' ,po 8i' ton' 'nrai aap. ko' ohi' in' ye. 'og ko' ,sin 

■to .fin ki' >ni <oheiuig tin' p6' 'yan kam' &i' tak, kam' fai' 


10. Is this a public telephone station? 

11. Please oall np Mr. Lang at munbei ten Main Street. 

15. All right Put the handle to yonr ear. and yon will hear easily. 
18. Ton mnst talk in a natural tone of voioe. 

14. Did yon ring for a messenger ? 

16. I rang three times, but he bas not come yet. 

16. Yon had better ring again. 

17. Take this message to John Street 

18. Shall I wait for on answer? 

10. If be is not in, you can leave the note. 

20. Be sure and wait for an answer, for it's very important 

4=- f't'^-k J^^«'.^-^.^'*>"« ^ '^^.'^!^JLsi, 


-»- 'JL f^M ;^T4| At }% fl. "^ -fl. % 

ifd ikftn hal' 'ta tat, lut. ifimg 'kun .m hai' ,a 

^ i ;t^ /n 4^ '4 )^m3 tm.H iin-^ ^ 

-'ungngokin'taiMtAl tai" sap.li6"jnun.p'ai aMetmg .lal 

'ho le' .oha chil' coi .t'in ping' 'ni chan' 'h6 i' .t'eng tak, kin' lok, 

^ -1*^.51 IVI ^.% M °4L ^ -I-. -^ 14 .:?Ai ^lo 

~ 'ni iu' chixt' .h&n .si 'kong wa' ke' iseng lyeini kam' 'kong ohau' ttik. 

'^ -ni 'yan .iu ichnng hil' kin' tiii' san' .yan .loi .m .oh'ang la 

* "ngo .iu 'lin ,sani oh'i" lok, tan' 'k'tt ,tn .m .oh'ang .loi 

J. 1% A a "T ^l-o 
■»t 'ni Choi' .iu "ha it'im 

^ .tS "^L ii- >If i '•'# -^ifo 

Jt .nim inl .fang san' htt' chin' Jtai 

^ ^ ^ ,3J ^t "^. 
'^ iu' 'tang .ftii san' 'ma 

^ -^a #, i t «# >£ >t >^ ^ "4 *f ^. -Sti /?! '^ 
iL Jiga 'tai si' mlt, .m ohoi' 6k, .kan lok. ko' .fling san' chau' tak, lok. 

+ ohl' 'kan 'tang k**! .ui san' .yan yau 'kan iu' «i" 




1 . I am thiaking of studying Englieb. 
Z. When do yon want to begin ? 

3. i want to begin to stady it to-day. 

4. Do you want to begin to study Chinese ? 

^ ^ i't. "i •*§£ «-t''/L#<, 

6. What Is the easiest way to learn English? 

6. You must listen to people When they talk 

7. It is neoessary to study hard. 

8. In learning a language the difficulty is in the beginning. 
0. In learning a language you must try to apeak distinctly. 




- ^ ^ i| ^ iH ^= 

-ngo 'aemig t6fc, .yiiig kok, ^ 
■ni 'semig "ki ^ 'bi *aaa .ni 

-ngo "Beiug jEBm yot "hi 'san tok. 

^ ft. II. il 4 i| ^ t "4. 
la 'seoiig 'hi 'saa t6k. .t'oog .^ "ma 

'tim 'renng kia' ohok, 'ting i' ke' fit, 'chi hok. tying wa' jii 
"ni in' .t'eng .yen 'kong sit. wa' 

pit, in' fa hok. 

hab. -STa' nftn ohoi' 'hi 'san 


hok. wa' mn' in' hok. *kong tak, chi' .yarn cheng* chaa' tak 


10. Oan yoa read Engliah? 

11. I oan read an easy book pretty welL 

12. You ought to learn a few lines by heart every da^. 

13. A good way to leam ia to read out loud. 

14. Sow oan I leam to read? 

16. Ton will have to leam the English alphabet first. 

16. Bnt they say that ia very hard. 

17. It is easier than learning the Chinese ohaiaoters. 
"fl*^.^*"^ '^?^, Aft- ^ '>€4.-^J»-fr'^. 

18. Ton must have some one teaoh yon how to prooounxie. 

19. The English prononnoiation is very diiHoiilt. 

80. Oan yon read hand-writing aa well as printed matter f 


"ni lii t6k. tying kok, ,sii 'ma 

'oh'in p&k. ke' .sQ -ngo t6k. tak. Jd 'ho 

^ >«; -^ 9 -1^ 1| j^ >f t. i^<^ ti ■:*?. 
"^ 111 Imii yat. in' t6k. iki .hong .lai nim' ohau' 'ho 

.J. f iv ^ i^.-9r>^l,-*i-?i^. 

"^ hok. tai' tseng tok. yik. hai' 'ho &t, 'ohi 

'ngo 'tim "yenng hok. ohan' 'ui tdk. ,ni 
•^ -nl «in in' hok. sik, ko' tik, ,ying kok, ke' chl° mu ohan' tak. 

^ 'yau .yan wa' 'h6 .nan hok. 

-fe 'h6 hok. ko' .fong ohi* 

+ j^^ 1^ /^.41 ii: ^/t -k ^ 4o 
^^ "nt in' 'ch'nng .yan kan' 'ni oh'lt ,yam ohan' tak, 

yu .ying kok, ke'ohl'iyam 'h6 .ran oh'lt. ke' 

:* ^ir^ik ^ -t.^ ^f ^ '^■'* * •'■^'' 

"'■ Inl till, 'ch'6 ^ -yan yan' 'pftn ke' kam' i' -ma 




1. Have 70a been to cliuroh to-day ? 

8. Where did you go to ohuToh this morning? 

3. Do yon go to church every Sunday ? 

4. Does everybody go to church on Sunday ? 

5 No : but everyone ought to go at least once every Sunday. 

What do people do when at church? 

A ^mh.fM.-& if 'trio 

7. They worship Qod. 

'>K U if!,- t, 

8. Why do ■we worship Ood ? 

'U^^rJkMv^ to 

g. Because He is the Buler otthe unlyeree, and has told us to do so. 



^ ^1 #f 't- -it -1; 

Htt" LAI PAI' .rONG TOK. ,StJ 

°ni ikam yat "yan hU' 'lai pii' .t'ong .lai Ina 

^ it A-- ^A.iak fA.nn ^.'i^'^o 

111 ikom tOhla hii' ,pin ,kaii 'lai pad' .t'ong .lai 'a 

^ '4 I 'fl ^+.4^U if ^f -t ^%o 

ko* ko' 'lai p&i' "rd ,tn hii' 'lai pai' .t'ong 'ma 
.yan .yan ,ta iu' hii' 'lot p&i' .t'ong "ma 

.mhai' t&n' hai' inni 'lai pai' kok, .yan ohi' 'sin .ying iu' hii' yat, .ni 

^ * ^f /+ 't ^it J£.-rr vLo 

hii' 'lai pai' .t'ong chn' .nii 'ye ja 

pai' senng' tai' 

pai' senng' tai' chn' ,mi 'ye jii 

•yan 'k'ti 'knn 'li .t'in ti" m4n' mat. .fen fti' 'ngo ti' p4i' 'k'ii 


10. Wliat else do people do at obnrohf 

11. They usually listen to a sermon. 

12. What do you mean by a seimon? 

13. A sermon is an instruotion on the duties of a christian Ufe. 

14. The preaoher also explains the Bible to his hearers. 
16. Who is the preaoher? 

16. The preaoher is the man who delivers the sermon. 

}^ imH.^i^ it '^ i^i^-^.i'ijS^JL. 

17. What do people do at Sunday-school 7 

18. At Sunday-school we learn about the christian religion. 

19. Are you going to Sunday-school to-day? 

so. I expect tQ go. What time doss Sunday-sohool begin ? 


t i i\ ^in 't. il -t^ IliC *J. 'H y^ o/uo 
hii' t6' lai pai' .f ong .wan lu' ohu' .ml 'ye it'im >nl 

,tn hai' it'eng 'kong slug' U' ,to ke' 

"~ 'tim 'kai Mu' wed' sing' ti' .nl 

V % Jk^ -ft 4P JS^A.-'T a 6 /^ ^ Jt f '&L. 
i. sing' U' kau' san' ye ,sii .yan 'san ohl' 'kl 'pun fan' lOhi si' ke' 

.oh'iin td' yan yan' ,ohenng sing' ,king ,kai ko' ohnng' yan ,t' 



. J(L Ifi <^. i% il /- 'JLo 
i. mat, .sol hal' .ch'iin t6' .yan ,ni 

, ^1 vl /- It f.?. 1^ 1[ i^"iA.A'^ 

^ .ch'iin td° .yan chau' hal° 'kong sing' ii' ke' .yan lok, 

J. 'A B.} y^ .4 ^-| #t 't- t it. ^^ ^ ^f '^1 

^ ,ni tik, .yan ohoi' 'lai pal' .t'ong ,sii 'kun chu° .mi 'ye ,nl 

^^ ^'}i!, i% n ^ "t f'f^ f ^? ^il a 41 

' "ngo ti" 'h£ii 'lai pal' .t'oug isii 'kun hok. .ye isu t6' '11 ke" 

+ ^,r, 4-9 ^ ^1 n 't ^ n ?.%. 

''J 'nl .kam yat. hii' 'lai pai' .t'ong ,sii 'kun 'ma 

'^ 'nco 'seung htl' .sU 'kun 'ki ,to 'tim .obong ,hol .t'ong .nl 




1 - Wbo are the Ohrlstlans? 
e, Ohristians are those who believe In Ood. 
8. So others besides Ohristians believe In Qod ? 
4. Tes Jews and Uohamedans believe in God. 

.^^. kA'i.4c^T^ ii « il^.^i^m t. 

6. Are there any Mohamedaus in this country? 
'-if ^'A-i'l,mi ^M* *5i&4 %^A. 

6. No ; but there are many Jews. 

7. How do Ohristians differ from Jews ? 

4t 4fp ,y']±l# i£^ iUi. 4^*}, 

8. Ohristians believe In Jesus Ohrist. 
e. Who is Ohrist ? 


.TE .SU' 

-«> %% W. IP .^ 'Ift- f^ ^5^ 
mat, .sol had' .ye leu ke' .mun .tHi iiil 

.ye tsn .mnn .t'u ohik, hoi' san' Geung' tai' lOh) .yan lok, 

.oh'li .ye .bq .mun .t^a .ohi ngoi' 'yau pit. .yon san' seimg' tai' .m .ni 
Van .yan t'&i' .yon k'ap. .ui 'ohi yat, k'oi' itn san' senng' tai' ke' 

i i- m :^ tsi ^ ^.^o 

'pan kok, yan .ni *ohi ma 

•m6 tan" "yan *h6 ,to .yen t'fil' .yan 

.yo .BU .mnn .t'n .t'ung .yau t'ai .yan "yau mat, .fen pit. .ni 

.ye .sn .mnn .t'u fiing' k&n' .ye ,sn .ki tok. 

A. >«-. ife ^Jf. 4i ¥■ 'JLo 
mat, .soi hal' .U tok, Jii 


10. Jesus Ohiist is the Son of Ood. 

11. Are there more thoa one Ood? 

12. No; there is but one Qod 

13. There are three Persons in one God, 

14. The three Persons are the Fat^bcr, tho Son, and the Holy Qhost 
16. What ought Ohrlstiaus to do ? 

16. They ought to love and obey Ood. 

^^ if. et ^tf.-^ /fsf^ ^„ 

17. Do Christians always do what is right? 

18. Not always; but they ought always to do right. 

19. What do you mean by sin ? 

30 8m IS disobeying God's commands, or doing what is wrong. 


.ye ,sn ,1q tok, had' senng' tal' ke' 'ohai 

J- iVr <!^ ti J. t ^ ^K il -^ ^il '^ '-t '^ 

'^ .oh'ii ini ko' senng' tai' ,ohi ngoi" wan" ■yau pit. ko" .m ,ni 

- "mo lok, tok. tak, yat, ko' seong' tai' ,ohe 

-^ isam wai' yat, 't'ai tOM .san 

<^ <edm wai' 'ohe ohik, fa' 'ohi sing' .ling lOhi vrai' 

> SF .li*. ?'J ^A-.^ -tit ^ * '^o 

i .ye ,su .mun .I'll ,ying ohu" mat, si' .ni 

'^ tying in' oi' king' k'ap. lOhnn a senng' tai' 

y. .ye ,sn .mnn .t'n ohn' si' .si .si hop. t6° 'li .m lUi 

^^ yau .si .m hop. t^' tying tkoi .si .si ohu' si' in' h6p. to' 'li ching' tak, 

iu 'tim yenng' .wai tOhi chni' dk, lUi 

- ij, -l. .$• -^^^^ ^iL ,£- ^. i^i ^* % S- '^ 
r .agUc. seung' tai' ming' wak. ohu' dk, .si ohau' hai' ohui' ok, lok. 




1 . Is this the xra7 to the post-offloe ? 

8. Yes: keep right along this street. 

3. You want to go to the next comer and then turn to rour left. 

4. Can 7on tell me where No. 10 Fifth Avenne is ? 

5. Fifth Avenue is the third street from here. 

6. You must go two blocks farther and turn to the right 

41- ^# ;| "J- ^ •>«-# ^W4- -a »J. i<&j i± , 

7. Please tell me how &t it ia to the city halL 

B. It's over in that direction, about five blocks away, 
d. Keep right along this street and you can't miss it. 


It A-»- 


jii .t'iu lu' hai° hu' ,b& san' *knn ko 'ma 

'i*. . * -^ i?r 'fit, Jl -i '.lio 

hal' .yau ,nl .t'iu ikai chik. hil' Jo 

4t f.] ^ ^ ;}ij ^. ?i il i: ^ il, l;B i^Si "-^^ 

.hang td' tai' ngi' >kai kok, '<diiin ko' 'oho 'sau .pin chail' hai° lok. 

°ng ho' toh'e lu' tai' sap. hd' 'hal ipin ch'ii' la 

£ JL31 ^ 3^, ^'Aj^.s. ^ Mi Mlo 

'ng ho' iCh'e In' .li .nl ch'ii' iS&m .tin ikdi woi' 
'ni in' ohoi' .hang 'lenng .t'iu tkai 'ohtin ko' yaxi' ipin chau' tak. 
.ni ch'ii' .li .nga .mnn "yau "ki 'iin ini ,to .fin wa' "ngo .chi 

heung' ,ni .pin hai' lok, tai' yenk, "yau "ng .t'iu .kai wai' la' 

^ * "-Aj^ -?if.-i i.t^ -^ 4% 'Jm, 
.yau .ni .t'iu Jr4i ohik. hit' ohau' 'mb ch'o' lok, 


10. It's that large white boilding over thera 

11. Can you toll me if this is the way to the ferry? 

15. I don't know: I am a stranger here myself 

ik "t n . i$:-/tf!Ja #i>a.ii5U-'-t 'n^'tjf,. 

13. Ton had better ask that policeman, he can tell yon. 

J\i 't. -Mil "44^ ±.im<ikiij^ -ri^^m, 

14. I am afraid I have lost my way. 

16. Where do yon want to go 7 

'AtuJSfm )S 'J. ij. 

16. I am trying to find Broadway and the Brooklyn Bridge. 

17. Yon are heading in ji2St the wrong dirootion. 

18. T!us street-car will take you just where you want to go, 

19. Tout quickest way will be to take the elevated road. 

so. Thank yon very much; I think I shall find my way now ail nghL. 


.ni .t'la lu° hai' hu' tu' .t'ou ke' °ma ,to .faa wa' 'ngo .ohi .lo 
'ngo .m ,ohi to" 'ngo ohi" 'ki .tu hai" .ch'o t6' ke' lOhe 

i I'-i 'T "^ a ^-u^^, ¥- ^ u >«# :jf« -j^ 

" man" "ha iiii ko' Ink. ,i la' "k'ii ni" wa" "ni ,chi lok. 

^ A 'la ^ ^i M 3^ '-^ 

"ngo p'a' "ngo tong" ch'o' lu" lok, 

■* "ni 'seung hii' .pin oh'ii' .ni 

^ ^ M ^^3l ^ . ^ ^^ 'Mi, -fil , -5L >(p. %.^ il-. 

"'»" "ngo 'seung 'wan .cheuk po' Int' iwai .hai k ap. ptr' lok. .l«n .k'iu 

'< "ni ikong ,kong .hang ch'o' pin." 

+ ^JL % m if-M "f- J^ i\ ^4' i '^ 

y"^ .ni ka' .k&i ,oh'e chaa' "ni .oh'e to' "ni hti' lok, 

^ ohi' fii' hai" tip. 'to .oh'a lok, 

jL + ^ ^ .Jl . 4H "i* - ^ -^^ I 5^ 
""f* sap. Seal ito tak, "ngo 'tai yat, teng" 'wan ehenk. lek. 




1. Is the sergeDuit in, tax? 

2. 1 am the seigeant, what do you want? 

3. My store was robbed last night. 

4. I lost all my olothes and two hundred doUaia, 

6. I will Bend a detective to sea what we oan do for yon. 

6. The boys annoy me all the time in front of my store. 

7. They break my windows and steal my goods. 

8. Captain, please send a polioeman to make the2a stop. 

9. I will send one there at once. 


11^ 5^ + g 

Hit' LTJK. .1 .FONG 

luk. ti .t'au 'hai sii' 'ma 

jt 4 St -fi ll-.-t- ^ "A^ 
'ngo chau' Jiai' lok, in' mat, ,ni 

^ ^ (''I M .flf; «^ Ml >H -^ liJ.- 

'ngo .kan p'n' ohok. 'm&n ip'i oh'ak. 'ta kip, 

'ngo tik, ti .senng .lin .mai 'lenng pak, .ngan yat, k'oi' sat, sai' 

'ngo 'sai om' .oh'a .t'ong 'ni .ch'a 'fong 'ha cIo 

'yaa tik, sai' tman 'ohai 'liai .mnn lian .seimg .si .fail 'ngo 
"k'tt ti' 'ta p'o' lOh'enng .mon Joi >t'an 'ngo tik, fo' 

Ink. a .fan >to .fin Hi ta fit, yat, ko' Ink. j liu kam' 'ohi k'li ti' Jo 

■^ "ngo ohJk, .si 'ta fit, .yan htt' 


10. Thia boy broke my window. I want him arrested, 
IL A thief broke in my shop and stole all I had. 

15. How did he set in? 

18. He ooma in through the baok door. 
14. Was the back door looked? 

16, There was no look on the door, bnt it was bolted. 
16. 1 cannot get back your things for yon now. 

17. That is the man who out my head yesterday. 

18. Come along, yon eie my jtiisaner. 

19. Ton have no right to arrest ma 

so. I will soon show yon whether I have a right or not. 


iiii ko' sai' ,nian 'ohai 'ta p'o' ,oh'eiing .mun J&i 'k'U obo' Mm 

^ :^ ^i^ >w 11 . ^^ 4 ^5 -U ,. ;ji?jE, ^^ ,^^ 
■yan oh'^. yap. p'u' ,oheung 'ngo tik, "ye yat, k'oi' ,t'au sai" 

' 'tim yap. tajc, hll' ,ni 

"* k'tt .yan hatr .mun yap. ke' 

han' .mnn 'yau so 'ma 

^ .mnn 'm6 'so tdn° 'yau .-vr&ne s&n .san ohii' 

■x^ 'ngo .ogi ika pat, .nang .t'ung °ni 'lo iffin 'ni tik, 'ye lok, 
Jc ohdk. yat 'ohtoi .shenng 'ngo ke' ^t'au chau' hai' 'k'ii lok, 
'nihai'^ngoke'&n' 'chailok, .loi Jo 

/U 'ni 'm6 .k^ >lai tak, 'ngo 

T 'ngo ohau' 'ni Tpi 'ni ,ohi 'ngo 'yau .k'Un a' 'mo 




»^*. '-$: ,«i: AMi i^Jt^ 

1. Q-ood morning, bit: are yon the landlord of this building? 

S. No ; I am the Janitor. 

S. Do 7on know what is the rent of the store ? 

4. What do yon intend to uee it for? 

■/Jf ^ ^t *iq ^ at /JS4»3«,^i. 

fi. I want to hire it for a laundry. 

0. The rent of the store is twenty-flve dollars a month. 

7. The rent istoohigh; can you reduoa it tc twenty dollars? 

8. We uk more rent for a laundry. 

0. I will oome again to-morrow to see the landlord hiB>sel£ 

^B. ':JL ;fc 'gt 

.OHU 'SAI .1 'KUN 

4 AJ'f^^>^Jl i ?-^» 
'oho .san "m hai' dk, 'ohti 'ma 

.m hai' 'ngo hai' ihon ok, ke' .obe 

m ,alu t6' .ni Js&a pV iu' 'ki >to ,oha 'ma 

'ni 'senng in' .lai chu' mat, oii 

'ngo 'eenng lOhu .lai chu' 'sal 'i 'knn 

iiii ikan pV 'mui nglit. in ngi' sap. 'ng .man 

i ^4 JL -t. >J^ H -tf- i. >f| ?-!<. 

tOhu t'&i' kwai' 'k^ t6' ye' tman tak, 'ma 

in' .loi ohu' 'aai i .sang i' .ni "ngo ti' in' ,to tik, .ohn 

^ 4^ flJI ^. 1^ ^. ^;il i- 

'ngo .mlng yat. >oh'an .san .loi kin' 6k, 'ohtk 


10. He •Hrtll be here to see you to-morrow. 

11 ilty janitor tells me you want to hire the store. 

12. Yes, sir; I want to hire It for a laundry. 

13. I oem let you have it for twenty dollars. 

i^, "11 'fl ^ i«/ "lil^^fl- ^M2< 'ivi^ ^ 

14. When can I move in? 

16. You can move In on the first of May, 


le. How long a lease will yon give me? 

17. I will give you a two year lease. 

18. That will not be long enough. 

19. That is as long a lease as I oan give yon. 

8^ All right, fiiTi I will oome to get tlie lease next weak. 


"k'u .ming yat. 'hai ohli' kin' lii lok, 

"^ ngo ke' ihon .mun tkung wa' °iii 'senng <ohn .ni <kaii p'o' hai° Ina 
" hai' ligo 'seimg .ohn .lai chn' 'sai >i 'kiin 
- ye' >inaii .ni 'ngo ohau' lOha *pi lii lok, 
-ngo 'ki .si ohau' j>mi t^ yap. hu' .ni 
^ -ng ngiit. yat, ho' chan' ^nn tak, yap. hii' lok. 

■*» "ni "pi tak, 'ki aoi ^'ai jii 

k, 'ngo 'pi iii 'lenng jun ^'ai 

y^ "kam xa. jn hai" noi' a' 

Aj -ngo Chi' .to liai' *pi kam' noi' .p'ai ko' ju ,che 

"^ 'h6 le' ha' ko* 'lai p61' Iibo ohau' .ioi 1o .p'ai 


LESSON xvni. 

4- ^, *'.% >t54 i4 #« 

1. Ib the agent in? 

i. Yes, he is here : oome in. 

8. What is it that yon want, sir? 

4. I want to give np my lease. 

6. Yon oan't do that; yoni lease has a year to run yet. 
0. Oan I transfer it to my friend here? 

7. I shall have to speak to the landlord first. 

& Please do, for I have to go baok to Ohina soon. 

0, My agent told me yon wanted to give np your lease. 




toi' 'U .yan 'hai obli' 'ma 

^ "1)?. A ^ 4^ #0 

'hai ohMi' yap. .loi la' 
'ni 'settug in' ^i 'ye <m 

^ ^ Mr 1^ m. Sh 4*b il 'A, 

■ngo 'senng "pi <&n lOheung ip'ai ko' 'ni 

.m ohu' tak, 'ni >ohenng .p'ai .w6n 'yau yat, .nin ohau' 'mnn .k*! 

'ohiin tp'ai ko' 'ngo ke' .p'ang 'yau tak, 'ma 

^ A L ^.M %. 3. ¥fl. iKi ft%, 
'ngo .sin in' vra' Sk, 'ohtt tOhi okaa' t^, 

,to .&n 'ni la' .yan tvai' 'ngo 'seung 'cho yat .&n .t'ong .siu 

'ngo ke' toi' 'li .yan wa' 'ni 'senng Jc&u ifSOL tp'ai ko' 'ngo 


10. Where is the friend you had here yesterday? 

11. Hq^ is at my laundry. 

12. If he will pay the same rent he can have your lease. 

13. He is honest and will pay you the same that I have been paying. 

^ ^4 '^VLA t ^f^bM-i^ 'it. si J#« *«« il it-t, 

14. Ask him to come to see me to-morrow, 

'.f 4i i% "-i ^-4- <± !l:h C et ^ i. 

16. I will come with him to see you. 

16. Very well. Don't forget to bring your lease with you. 
>lvi 'S^lfo '■^«"=f4°# d.^^m-11 i^^'-^Ak- 

17. 1 will have it with me sure. 

18. Are you willing to take this lease firom your ttiend? 

19. Yes! I am perfectly willing to do so. 

20. Here is the lease i please sign it. 


ai chok. yat. tai' .loi .ni ko' .p'ang 'yau 'hai .pin oh'u' .ni 

'hai 'ngo ke' ,i .seung 'kun ch'tt' 

.ngU 'ko 'k'ii 'hang cMu' yeong' ,kan .ohn ohau' 'lb tak, ip'ai lok. 

J- '{a ^,¥. ^ t ^-. o& ,as ^ - ^ .^3ir ^1 il 'Xo 

'k'il hai' 'lo sat. .yan pit, chin' 'ngo yat, yeung' ,pi ,chu ko' 'ni 

J. 0^ M aM 3 .Jki, ^il^o 
^ kin' 'k'ii .ming yat. .loi kin' 'ngo la' 

i. 'ngo .t'nng 'k'il yat, .ch'ai .loi kin' 'ni 

J. -^^iie^l 'f *b.^>. jL -da- 5fo 

tX 'h6 le' ki' tak, tai' .p'ai .loi cheng' "hdA 

"^ 'ngo yat, teng' t&i' .loi 

/■w -Hi 'hang .s^ chip, 'ni ke' .p'ang "yan .ni .cbenng <p'ai 'ma 

^ 'hang 'ngo sap. t&n iin' i' 

+ ,p'ai 'hai Ai oh'tt' .ch'im .meng lok, " '< 


LESSON zrs. 


1. I have some olotbes for you to wasb. 

S. When do you want them? 

S. I want them next Satnrday evening. 

4. I can't have them for yon so soon. 

5. I must have them, for I am going oat of the city on Sunday. 

6. I oan't promise, but will have them done as soon as I oan. 

7. I don't care to have the oufb and ooUars so stiff. 

8. The shirts you ironed for me were too stiff 

9. I will have them just right for you this time. 


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'SAI .1 'KUN 
'ngo 'yau tik, a .senng "pi 'ni 'sai 
'ki .si in' .ni 
ha' 'lai pal' Uk. 'la&a iu' 

.m tak, kam' f&i' 

pit, in' lok, iVan "ngo 'lai p&i' yat. iu' oh'at, &a' 

'ngo .m 'kom ,ying .aing t&n' 'ohb yat .t'nng 'ni 'sal 'h6 wai' 'ohl 

'ngo .m in' tik, chan' 'hau kbp. 'leng kam' ngdng' 

•ni .t'xmg 'ngo tone' tak, ngo tik, pak. .afim t'&i' ng&ng' 

iXd .ui 'ngo .t'ung 'ni Chu' to' hop, sUc, pin' si 


ID. Here Is the ticket for your clothes. 

11. Tou muBt bring it back when you come for yonr clothes. 

12. Con you have these handkerchie& washed for me by tomorrow 
18. Yes, Ton can come for them to-morrow afternoon. 

'^. m 'fu ^. ih . 'A 'lA %. . sfZ-ft-JOlLc- 

14 How nmoh. do you charge for waehing a pair of laoe curtains ? 

\% Mr-^. M B. il.s -^+ U ^ .«i i-J, fHr •<i'\Ha4o 

16. If they are large we charge one dollar a pair. 

1 6. They are small ones. 

17. If that is the case we can do them np for fifty cents. 

18. When will you come to get our soiled clothes? 
10. I will oall for them early Monday morning. 

so. Be sure to come, for we want the clothes by Wednesday. 


,ni .t'in hai' 'sai ,1 p'in' 
" .loi 'lo .i .iii pit, ta' tai' .an .loi 

" .ming yat 'sai tak, 'hi ,ni tik, 'sau .kon ma 

'^ tak, .ming yat. ha° ohau' .loi 'lo .lo 

'■" iu' *ki .to .ngan 'sai yat, tni' chenng' .lini .ni 

£ tdl' tnl' ke' iu' yat, jnan 'sai yat, tni' 

+ -t*. ia ti 'feLd 
A hai- sai' tni' ke' 

■*= Jigtt 'ko hai° kam' M pun' jnan .t'uiUE -nl 'sai tak. lo^ 
'^ °nl U .si .iol 'lo "ngo tik, a .seung htt' 'sal jii 

*" 'lai pai' yat, 'ohd hiit lo 

ohi' 'kan .loi .yan 'ngo ti° 'lai p&i' .sam in' .i chei 





1. I have oome to get my olothes. 

2. Let me see your ticket, please. 

3. I haven't any tioket. 

4. Then I oan't let yon have yonr olothee, 

B. Why not? Oan't I have my own clothes ? 

6. Yon can, if yon can show me the tlolcet. 

7. You know me well enough to let me have them without the ticket. 

8. I know you very well, but I don't know youi clothes. 

9. will you let me have them , If I have some one go aeouxity 7 - 


it + - I? 

BAT, P'lU' 'OHlJ .1 

"ago .101 'lo ii .senng 

*?! ligo 't'ai 'ha iu .tlu pHn' 

'ngo ino p'iu' 

.^ »*. 4\t '-^ 'i^ it^ 't ^ -f'l' -^ 

'kom ligo .m 'pi tak, <i .seung ko' 'nl lok, 

'tim .m M ligo chi' Id tik, a .seung .tu .n> 'lo tt^, 

'ni 'pi 'ngo t'ai 'ha ko' .t'iu p'in' ohan' tak, je 

Jk -i^: '* .«!* 4^. 'fr ^ .^^ t« ^ -fl it 4^ '-^ 
'ni kam' s6k. 'ngo 'ni6 p'in' 'ni yik. 'pi tak, ko' "ntfo la' 

hai' 'ngo 'h6 s6k. lai tdn' 'ngo .m sik, 'ni ke' ,i fok, a' 

yt, ^ /w Jj! >{*.>}i5: -t.-t^ ^^ '^ '>^» 

■yau .yan .tim "po 'ni 'hang 'pi ifan "ngo •"» 'i* 


10. Yes ; but you must have some one whom I knovt 
4bt. X^ }]% 7f af iSJ. if.. ; ^ > "A . M ,1^- " 

11. Will you go seourity for Mr. Brown? 

12. Yes. I will answer for him. 

13. Here are the clothes. 

14. Please sign this reoeipt for them. 

16. You must not lose your ticket next time. 

16. I have learned a good lesson, and will be carefiil. 

17. I am much obliged to you. 

18. That's all right. 

19. How muoh is it for washing those shirts? 
80. The charge is thirty cents. 


'ngd sik, ko' .yan chaa° tak. ie 

■ni 'hang ilAm *pd mi' si" 'ta p6' long" "ma 

^ -t. 4ii ^ >ff. >Ja» 
■hang "ngo "hang 'p6 kli 

-^ tni tlk, a fok, hai° lok, 

.to .&n tOh'im .meng 'hai oh'u' 

^ f ^ ,S| <i§-^ A ^i^-. 4.5 f 3I-. 
A tai' ngl' ,ni .m 'hd eat, 'ni tlk, p'in' Jo 

^ 'ngo hok. lOheng yat, td' lok, 'i hau' pit, teng' 'siu <sam 

% ito .&n sal' lok. 

^^ 'md mat, "kan in' 

'^ .ni tak, p&k. .s&ni 'sai Jien 'M .to .ngan .ni 

T ,knng .ngan .sam sap. ,sin 




1. What is it yon wlsli, sii? 

2. I would like to bny a square wooden table. 
8, Here is one that we can sell you iheap. 

4. How muob does it cost? 

6. You oan have it for a dollar and a half. 

6. Let ma look at some of your ohairs. 

7. Do you want wooden or oane-seated ohairs 1 

8. I want some wooden ohairs. 

0. We have somer nice strong ones right here 


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t ^ ^^ ^ ^k, 

"ni 'seung iu' ,mi 'ye ,m 
'ngo 'seung "mai yat, ,oheung si' Jong mok. .t'oi 

.ni oh'ii' "yau yat, icheung 'ho .p'eng ohau' m&i' lok. 

iu' mat, ka' .oh'in >Di 

ko' pun' .ngan .ch'in 'nl chau' °mai tak. lok. 

" 'pi 'ngo 't'ai 'ha 'ni tik, 'i 

, ilt-^y^ A !f .^ S A 'SL o^. 
•ni iu' mok. 'tai ,a wak. .t'ang 'tai ke' .ni 

•ngo iu' mok. 'i 

•ngo •yau tik, 'ho 'ohii ku' ke' 'hai .ni oh'ii' 


10. Show me some small looking glasses, please- 

,C C it, ^.t^*?M;fl,&'i|*H4li44. 

1 1. Oome this way and I will show yon some. 
18. How do you like this one? 

13. It is too small. 

14. Do you keep kat-raoke? 

16. Tes; here are some very cheap ones, 

16. I want a medium sized counter. 

17. We don't keep counters here. 

18. Where can I get one? 

19. Ton will have to get a carpenter to make yon one 

20. I will pay you when the things are delivered. 

'pi Mgo 't'ai ha tik, eti' min° keng* 
.loi ,iii ohHi' -ngo 'pi tii Vai 'ha 

,ni ko' 111 lOhung i' 'ma 

-5- .nt ko' t'ai' sai' 

w' 'yau m6' ka' mai' 'ma 

i 'yan .ni oh'tl' "yau tik, 'h6 .p'eng ke' 

^ A-ilr -"$. t f^'&LM gl, 
'*^ 'ngo ia' yat, ko' .ohnng h6° ke' kwai' .wai 

Jb "ngo ti' 'm6 kwEti' .wai mai' 

■''^ 'ngo 'hai ,pin oh'il' ohou' °m&i tak, 'to ad 

^ -ni kia' m6k. .ohsimg ohn' yat, ko' la' 
t6' .k4u fo' M 1igo ohau' 'pi .ngan 'ni lok. 



1. Please show me some flatirons and stoves. 

2. This stove, with poker and shovel, is worth Ave dollars. 

5. We sell flatirons at ten cents a pound. 
4. YoQ charge too maoh for your goods. 

6. The price is just the same all over the oity 

6. How do you sell your hand-saws ? 

7. I can give you this saw for one dollar. 

8. Can't you let me have it for seventy-five cents. 

9. Well, you can have It for that. 


it- -=■ + — ^ 

T'lT, HI' P'U' 

.to .£an 'pi tik, t'ong' 'tan k'ap. 'fo .lu 'ngo 't'ai 'ha 

.ni ko' 'fo .In .lin .In jigan t'it, 'ch'an chik. tak. 'ng ko' .ngan .ch'in 

" .p'eng t'it, t'ong' 'tan mai' lig ko' .sin yat, .p'ong 
ni tik, ye in' tak, t'dl' 'ho ka' 

.t'nng &n' .tn hai' ko' 1^' .ch'in lok. 

sai' 'san kii' 'tim mai' ,a 

t »^ ^ 4g .1 - "a ^jL ^l„ 

jii .t'ong kii' mai' yat, ko' .ngan .ch'in 

,^ J: + i >}J^.t ^^ik ^ e% 

ob'at, sap. 'ng .sin mai' tak, ko' 'ngo 'ma 

'ho ,le jiim hii' la' 


10. I woat a hammei and some nails and screws. 

11. Oome this way and pick out what you want 

15. This liatohet is too large and heavy. 

13. Here are some nioe light ones. 

14. This smaU one will answer. 

16. How many olothes-pins do yon want? 

16. I should like to have about six dozen of them. 

17. How muoh is this olothes-basket? 

18. How do yon sell olothes-line and wire by the yard ? 
10. Send me two wash-boards and a kettle, please. 

29 All light! I XTlll send them this afternoon. 


Iigo iu' yat, ko' 'pn .t'an yaa° in' tik, t'it, iteng .lo tSi >teiig 

" .loi jii chti' 'kan Jo 

^ jii ko' "pu .t'an t'ai' tai" yau' chong* 

" jii chti' "yan tik, iheng ke^ 

^ tiii ko' sai' ka' chn' tsic, lok, 

^ ni ia"ki ,to ko' a .senag k^ jii 

3T iifio 'aenne ia' lok. 'ta .san 

Ai jii ko' a .senug lap, ia' 'ki .to .ngan jii 

rv kwa' 4.siiigk'^t'it,siii'nial' ' Jiganyat, .ya 
^ ki' 'lenng &i' 'sai i 'pan k'ap.yat. ko' 'soi .n .lai 
T "ho le" Jtam yat. ha' chan' song' hii' lok. 


LESSON xxrn. 


1. I would like to have a partition put across here. 
Z. How high do you want it put up? 

3. I want it to end about a foot &om the ceiling. 

4. Can you put a bolt on this door for me 7 
6. You may put the door about here. 

6. I would like to have a square window out hera 

7. Now make me a counter. 

8. How long do you want it? 

9. You oan make it about six feet long. 


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>^ ^ >^ \t 


- ^fl M: '^^^"i'u^J^ - ts ;f«. f-^ 

'ngo 'seung 'hai ou ch'ii' kan' yat, fnk, 'pan cheung' 

'ni in' kan' 'ki iko aa. 

'ngo iu' Ic'ii .li it'm,fii 'pan yat, ch'ek, tin 

.t'ung '■ago 'chingtak,yat,.t'iu isan'haiinidienk, .mtm oh'ti' 'ma 

'hai toi oh'ii' ,hoi yat, ttf .mun 

r^ ^ ^ ^^ 'A. AM - f >sj :5- '-C f% 

'ngo 'seung 'hai tni ch'ii' thoi yat, ko' si' ,fong ,ch'enng .mnn 

^ isi :^ n - f Ml la. 

■t'nng 'ago tan' yat, ko' kwai' .wal 

'ni iu' 'ki .oh'eung ,ni 

'ching yat. ko' yeuk. 16k. ch'ek, .oh'eung la' 


10. I wSMiia Ilk* f hBTO a Aelf pot up hera 

1 1. Please come to mend the Btalro. 

la. What ia the matter \nth the waste-pipe? 

> '^ :^iifei M*r. «^ i^ .'/S. 4 ^^f^" 

13. It Is 8topi>ed npi can yon fix It? 

14. It leaks badly. 

1& I want yon to connect this pipe xrltb the oUicf 
^.•/l, 4i. '-i- .Jf >^5 . J*''^ fjiC, "^ 1&< ^'^J. 

10. Please solder this water pipe tight. 

17. I want four gas Jets put In the window. 

18. Put two lights over the counter. 

10. Do you want any gas-llghta In the kitchen. 
20. Yes; put one over the door. 


^ ^ n " •^>3?.»{*. ?i^ 

lUEO 'senng tan' yat, ko' ka' 'hai aii ohii' 

^ <A ^.^ -k^^ 3^ J^ Jf^ 
.loi ct'mig :iigo ^ohiDg 'h6 ligo (Ohenng .Ian ,t'ai 

ko' .t'in fong' W hau' 'tim yeang' wai' &t, ta 

aak, ohtt' le' lii tU isan 'ohing ma 

Ian' tak, 'h6 .kwaii bai' 

ligo in' lii 61i6k. .mai jii 'lenng .t'in 'soi .han 

.to .fim .tSing 'ngo hon' ohii' iiil .t in 'soi .han 

ligo in' si' .to ohi' .loi 'fo 'hai .oh'enng .inun ohHi' 

t ^ ^ Ai m.''A # S >^o 

'ohing 'lenng 'oh&n ,tang .t'an 'hai kwai' min' cb'ii' 
-ni .wan in' chi' .loi 'fo 'hai .(ditl .fbng ohMi' 'ma 

-^ It - ^ .-^if, n i iCo 

in' 'ohing yat, .to 'hai .mnn senng' .pin 




1. Show me some socks, please. 

2. Do you want cotton or woolen ones? 
8. I wotdd like some cotton ones. 

4. These cost twenty-five cents a pair, 

6. I want three yards of your best cotton cloth. 

6. Let me see some blankets. 

7. I can sell you this pair of blankets for eight dollars. 

8. These aretoohigh priced for me. 
0. Have you any nice undershirts? 


-i'l <S) -^ s:. 


*?! tik, mat 'ngo 't'ai 'ha 

>l-lt-# >t0;f^- 'Jt. ^ .«< ^lib ■•^. 

lii lu' .mm mat ,a 'wak. .yung ke' tip 

tigo in' .min ke' 

jii tik, leong .ho pun' 'ohi yat, tai' 

Itgo iu' tsam ,ybu Hing "ho ke' .mm p6' 

^ "pi "Hi tik, ,ohiii "ngo Vai "ha 

.Hi hop. .chin pat ko' .a^aa .ch'in mai' tak, kp' nl lok, 

ni tik, t'ai' kwai' lok. 

■yau 'hd tai .sam 'ma 


10. Tes; we have a nice lot of them. 

11, What size do you wear ? 
18. 1 wear number thirty-four. 

13. This one will just fit you. 

14. We have some nioe gloves too. 
16. Do you want to see some? 

16, I want to get a pair of shoes. 

17, I wear number flves, 

18, These are too tight for me, 

19, Do you want a felt or a straw hat? 
so. I want a soft felt hat. 


•yau ngo ti" "yau 'ho ito 
'ni ohanlc, tai' 'Id 'ho ,a 
ligo oheok, tai' >sa si' ho' 

^ jii kin' .kong hop. 'ni oheok, 

<"* "Bgo tl' 'yatt 'h6 .to "ho 'san lap, 

+ >f* Mr i^ "T '4, 

^ 111 'eenng 't'ai 'ha ina 

^ Itgo 'senng "mai tai' Jiai 

+ ^ 4 *° '^ ^^ 

Jc -ngo oheuk, ika sT Jiai 

■'^ jii tni' t'ai' 'kan 

Ai 'ni in' tOhln jn6' .a w^ '<A'6 no' M 

"^ ligo iu' yat, 'teng 'fin .ohin mA' 




1. I want to get a draft- on Hongkong. 

2. What is the rate of exchange now? 

3. The rate of exchange on Hongkong is eighty cents. 

4. What amount do yon wish to send ? 

5. I want to send a draft for two thousand dollars. 

J^ V f d -f J. .a i4#/;f4 "J- -i^sr 5 "-^I sj 4 

3. Please give me the name of the person in Hongkong 

7. His name is Qnong Wing Sing. 

8. Can yon give me a duplicate of this draft ? 

9. Certainly you c^ hare one 

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ngo 'seung "mai yat, .t'iu .heung 'kong ui' p'iu' 
in" .si Tii' 'soi .p'ing teng" kwai' <iu 

iheung 'kong ni' 'soi ngi' sap. ,sin 

^ ^.^ *4 ill % I ^-^ ')L. 

'ni 'seung ui' 'ki .to .ngan Ai 

'ngo 'seung ui' ngi' iCh'in .iin 

" wa' iheung 'kong ko' .yan .meng 'ngo tt'eng 
'k'ii ke' .meng kin' kw'ong' .wing ,sing 

'pi tak, yat, ,cheung ngi" h6' ui' p'iu' ko' 'ngo 'ma 

ohu" tak, iu' yat, .oheung Jo 


10. I WEUit to open an aooonnt at this banlc 

11. Can yon famish referenoes? 

12. I know Mr. Brown of nnmlMi two hnudred Wall Street. 
18. If he will introdnoe yon It will be all right 

14. Please pnt yonr signatore here. 

16. What bnsiness are yon in? 
16. 1 am in the oigar bnslneea. 

17. I want to get ohange ibr fire twenty dollar gold pieces. 

18. The oashier will change them tat yon. 
10. This is a trade dollar; we oau't take it 
2a This bill IS a ootmterfelt 


'ngo 'seung .t'uog °ni >k&n .ngan .hong .k&u yik. 

"^ 'Hi 'yaa p6 tka 'ma 

'ngo bUe, tak, .wo la' tk&i tai'ngi' ,pak ho'.alilinl'el°tap6'.lan(f 
"^ .ngU 'ko 'ktk 'hang 'kU ohin' ohw tak. lok. 
<"' idh'bn .meng 'hai iiii oh'tt' ,lo 
2 "ni ohn' mat, .sang i' 'a 

i ^ i$. '{it m "feb. 

"^ ligo hai' ohu' tin ke' 

-*^ -ngo iu' nn' lig ko' t&i' .kaxB 

»^ 'oheung kvai' IU *pi 'ni lok, 

yii .ni ko' hai' .aha ,ftt .ngan .m la' 

i >">?. 5jfe. m >I6L i^ «A* 
^ jii .oheung hai' "ka .ngan 'ohi 




"A .«i '-^ ik l5 » 

1. What is the matter with you? 

C. I am not feeling very well to-day. Doctor, 

5. Where do yon feel badly 1 
4. I have a bad headache. 

6. Have yon eaten anything that disagreed with ynuS 
C. I am very constipated. 

7. Take this pill when you go tf be4. 

8. I have a bad oongh. Doctor. 

3. Ton ought not to go out when it's very cold. 


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-ti Ji ^ 


'^ ^ 0\ % 
-yaa mat, peng ,a 

,sin isang 'ago .kam yat, kok,tak, .m 'song fai' 
.pin chti' kok, tak, .m chi' .in jii 

"ngo .t'au 'ho wan' 

i '^ ^ %i -n '^ ?4> 

'yan sik. oh o' 'ye .lai 'ma 

'ngo kit, ikung 

it'an oil nap, .iin chan' 'h6 hii' &n' 

^, L 'k ^ :^ "k ^o 

,sin .sang 'ngo 'yaa k'at, ching' 

'lang it'in .si .m 'ho ch'at, ,kai 


10. Take a teaepoonfol of this medloine three times a day. 

4# .I^MLi^i^ahf. /^ifc^^KJ^ #4i^4,i&'iSu 

11. What oan I do for this Tram on my hand? 
18. What is the oanse of my swollen leg? 

18. Ton mnst have 1)een sleeping in a damp room. 

14. My Mend has a sore throat. 
16. 1 will giye him a gargle to nse. 
10. My eyes are very r"!"**' 

17. They are a little inflamed. 

15. Take this presoriptian to the dmg-store. 

19. When will yon oome to see me again. Doctor? 
80. I will call again to-morrow abont eleven o'oiook. 


luTil yat. ,sam oh*!' *7ani yat, .si .teuig yeok. 
'saa pi' fb ,siu ohenk, 'tim a 'ho jd 

* ^ /> ^ip .-^ -e^ ;M. ^ e^o 

-~ iigo ohek. keok, ,yan mat, 'bi 'ohnng jii 

. l^ - it-.f*. S-5 ;.^. ±fi> >r. 3ii ':$L3^ 

J. lii yat, teng- "hai tii, sap, ti" .fong fen' .lai lok, 

i ^'^x. AA :SL A^ -^A ^o 

"ngo ke' .p'ang "yau 'keng iau t'nng' 
^ -ngo "pi tik, yenk. 'sol kti 'sai 'ha Jo 

4. ^ "It 9^^ i^o 
*t ugo ke' -ngan "ho t"iinE* 

-fc "ywoi <sye tSmg* 

■* "^ jiija jii .tla yenk, >tan hu' yeok, .ch'oi pV 
^ *ki .si ohoi* Jai kin' "ngo jii 

i ^ iA ^ -t- " 0. H * ^ L ^4: 

''^ 1100 jneng yat eap. yat, 'tin jdbwg vbvi' -lol kin' °ni 




1. Does Mrs. Brown live here? 

2. Yes; what do you want? 

8. I hear she wants a Chinese cook. 

4. Have you had any expenonce as a cook? 

6, Have you ever done cooking in a private family ? 

6. I was oook for Mrs. Black on Tenth street for throe years. 

7. Why did'nt you remain In your last plaoe ? 

'U^M^. Air iii''^M^'J.'4^^M'$'^' 

8. I laft only when the family broke up housekeeping. 
I can bring you good references. 


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mi' se' si' pn' .long 'hai oh'ii' ohii" "ma 

'hai 'ni 'seimg iu' mat, ,a 

■ngo .man tak, 'k'ii 'senng 'ch'ing .t'ong .oh'ii- 

'ni suk. 'san ohn' .ch'ii °ma 

'ni 'hai .yan ,ka ok, cha' ko' .ch'ii .m .oh'ang 

^ 'ngo 'hai tai' sap. ikai mi' se' si' pn' lak. ch'ii' cha' ko' .sam 'nin 

'tim 'k4i .m 'hai kau' .tiing >ka oh'ii' ohn' jii 

,yan jii ika .yan ,pun ok, 'ngo ohau' .m 'hai ch'ii' chu. .che 

ngo 'pi tEik, ohiu' san' 'ni 't'ai 


10. Wliat wages do 70a expect to Tecelre? 

11. I got twenty-five dollars a month In my last plaoe. 

^k i j^HLif^^'Jhi^thliSi isUM '^'iJt^ ikt4e 

13. That's too much! I never pay more than twenty dollars. 

•ii^ M-vL^.^-t^f. •^^ku.'iii^^o 

13. 1 will take yon a month on trial at eighteen dollars. 

14. We have plain oooking.finr my hnsband doesn't like &noy dishes. 
16. Are yon a good pastry cook? 

10. Oao yon make nice desserts? 
17 Ton mnst be very pnnctnal in having meals on time. 
18. We breakfut at eigiit and dine at half-jMist six. 
10. Ton may begin your duties next Monday morning. 
80. I want a waiter too; oaa yon recommend a good boy? 


^ ^>'r- .■& -t- % ^. /* i 'Ajo 

°ni 'seung io* 'id ito .yan .kuiig ,iil 

'hai kan' .tang ,ka ohli' ohu' iigo sau' ye" "ng .man yat. ko' ngttt 

" t'ii' tto lok, 'ngo .m .oh'ang ^ ko' ye' .man 

— -ngo *pl sap. p&t, jnan 'ni .loi si' yat. ko' ngtlt. Jo 

^ liga ti' Blk, pin' fUk' lOke 'ngo obenng' ,fti .m h6' yau' sai' 'un .t'ex 

•■ °nl Ikd 'sau aai' 'oheng mln' ina 

^ -ni "Hi -oiling "tim .earn -ma 

)t Chi' 'kan a .kl 'diitt ftn' sik. 

/'^ pit, "tlm aik. lObin ,oh'&n 16k. tim pan' sik. .ohong ,ali'&n 

*" 'ni hs* ko' 'lai pU' yat .ohin yap. .lai ohn' la' 

T 'senng 'ohing ko' °k'i .t'oi °ni ohin' tak, ko' 'li6 ko' .loi "ma 


LESSON xxvin. 

^ iiij4 |ff/ il 'A ^T 

1. I heard, sir, that you wanted a waiter. 

S. Yes ; I want a good boy to wait on the table. 

3. The boy I have is going home, and I want another. 

4. What have yon been doing before? 

5. I was a oook for three years and a waiter for two. 

6. Let me see yonr references. 

7. I haven't them with me, but will bring them to-morrow. 

8. You will have to sleep at home, but can get your meals here. 

9. You must be here every morning punctually at seven o'clock. 


■it ^v + i ^ 

•K'l .T'OI 

^ W -fl ^'Y ^ i% A. 4>^6o 

'ngo .man tak, HI 'senng 'oh'ing .yan 'k'i .t'oi 

s. ^n.. 4 €- -tSi 'a .^ #■•=» "i- -13- ^^ ji§o 

hai' 'ngo 'seting 'wan ko' 'ho sai' jnan 'chai 'kH .t'oi 

bin" .si ,ni ko' in' hfi' ikwai "ngo 'senng ohoi' 'oh'ing yat. ko' 
'ni yat, iMnng* chn' mat, .lai jaa 

'ngo chn' 'lin ,sam Jiin .ch'u 'lenng .nin 'k'i .t'oi 

^ ^¥ i-t M, ^t ^ jf^ »To 

"pi lAing chin' san' 'ngo 't'ai 'ha 

'mo 'hai >san ch'ii' .ming yat. tai' .loi 

'ni hti' ikwai &&' 'hai jii ch'ii' sik, @n' 

'ni 'mni ,chin 'ohnn jigii ch'at, 'tim .chong t6' ,ni ch'ii' 


10. Tour honia wiU be from seven in the morning to nine at night, 

11. Ton must answer the door-bell promptly. 

12. Do you drink? for if you do, I don't want yon. 

18. What is yonr name ? 

14. My name is Ah Quong. 

16. Well, I will oall you Oharley. 

16. Take this note to Mr. Smith's, and wait for an answer. 

17. 1 want yon to take this paokage to Mis. Jones on Fifth Avenue, 

18. When you waitouthetable,Oharley,youmustwearawhite apron. 

19. Pass me the bread, please, Oharley. 

80. 1 want you to run an errand for me this afternoon. 


.yan ,ohin 'oho oh'at, 'tim 'hi ohu' t6' la&a hak, 'kau 'tim 'ohi 
ying' .mnn pit, in' m 

— Ill 'yam 'ohan "ma .ngtt 'ko 'yam ,ni "ngo .m lu' 'nl lok. 

4- -14: »+ -^ -* 'i&o 
" lii kin' mat, .meng ,a 

i ^ '4 i ^, 

ligo kin' a' .kong 
* "ngo kiu' 'nl ,oh'a U" jia" lok, 

>t .Dim .ni ,Auig saa' hii' ml' si' Ha 8i' mat. ob'tf 'tang .ul saa' 

k ^ Sr -ft. is 'A. ^ 'if i A -t- i. -^ '^^..^o 

^ 'ngo in' 'ni tnim ini ,p&n 'ye hfl' ml' se' ai' oko' vm' oh'tl' 

^ K A, ^ ^ <-A..Sr -fi -i^ & l£l ^i, J. -k-i-o 

•^ t&i' .&n °k'i .t'oi .ni iu' 'Uun .t'in pak. .wal .kw'aa ofa'ang" 'hd 

'^ .oVa U' tai' tik, min' ,p&n ko' .lal 

''' ,kam yat ba' okau' 'yau si' 'seung 'ni .t'nng 'ngo oh'at, 'ha h<i' 


LESSON ycxrz. 


1. Have you any nice sweet-potatoes ? 

2. How many bushels do you want to buy? 

3. If they are good I wont two bushels. 
. 4. How do you sell canned tomatoes? 

£. We oan let you have a can for fifteen cents. 

6. Oive me three cans of condensed milk, and some salt codfish. 

,^A^>. ^h. o^Un:i)i^. s^-.t-^^^.v'if^ .iJH^M^^ 

7. Pick me out four bunches of celery. 

8. What else do you wish? 

9. I want nine pounds of flour. 


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- <* ^ ^ *t ^ ?.% 

■ni 'yau 'ho .t'im .sn 'ma 
'ni 'seung 'mai 'M ito .lo jii 
"" yeuk. .in hai' 'ho jii 'ngo iu' 'leung .lo 

knn' .t'an ,&n .k'e 'tim mai' Jii 

sap. 'ng ko' >sin mai' yat, Icon' 'ni la' 

'pi 'ngo >8&n knn' .ngau 'ndi k'ap. yat, tik, .ham kat, .ng& 

.t'ong 'ngo 'kkn ,hoi si' chat, thenng .k'aii 

^iiS? il -f- ^ "^f '^^ ''^^'' 
'ni .wan iu' imi 'ye it'im ini 

A> ^ -t- ^ «# M ^^ 

'ngo.iu' 'kau 'p'ong min' '&n 


10. Are these onions good? 

11. They are very freshi they oame in this morning. 

12. Send me five pounds of macoaroni to-morrow. 

13. Yon keep oanned oysters, too, don't you? 

14. Yes. we keep a fine lot ol them. 

15. How muoh salt do you wish? 

16. Don't send me more than ten pounds. 

17. Don't you want some sardines ? 

18. Yes, send me two cajis along with the lard. 
16. Don't fail to send the turnips this evening. 
so. Yon shall have them by five o'olook. 


'JL i>h S. ^5 ^1- '■'^ 
,m tik, ich'nng .t'an 'ho 'ma 

ikam 'ohd td' ke' 'ho >saii isin 

~ .ming yat sting' 'ng .pong tmin .loi .lo 

~ 'ni 'yan yap. lOhnng .ho mai' .m ,a 

+ ^ - f -^^ ^ 'tjlp 

** 'yau yat, ipong 'ho 'hd ke' 

1 'ni in' 'ki .to .im ,m 

^ snug' sap. .pong chan' kan' lok, .m 'h6 tto 

Jt. in' tik, ,sa 'tin 'ma 

+ iq •;* ^ ^^. il ^ ^4 4 '.^ 

■"^ .t*mig .mai iChtt .yan yat, .oh'ai song' 'lenng knn' .loi .lo 

~ ohi' 'kan ikam 'man snng' ko' tik, .lo pSk. .lai 

i i S, M .^.fe St •'^-11 5'] 5S^. 
'ng 'tim tchong 'ni ohau' ,sau tak, t6' lok. 



1. Good morning; have you some tender beef? 

-kkie-M :^. i^.mjt ^il ^ TO 

2. Have you any good mutton ohopa 7 

3. I have some nice pork chops. 

4. Please give me four pounds of lamb chops, 
6. Send me three pounds of bee&teak. 

6. The beef roast you sent me yesterday was very tough. 

7. I sent you the best I had. 

8. That may be, but it was tough nevertheless. 
B. We will give you a tender piece this time. 


m ^ 


- ^ A.M ^i^-f in 'A 

'ohd .Ban 'yan n11n° .ngan y6k. 'ma 
'yau 'b6 .yeung .p'&i kwat, 'ma 

3. ^ :^ '^i -i^ i^ M^ 'fo 

'ngo 'yaa tik, 'ho i<ditt .p'&i kwat, 

<„ ■f^' 4^ i >f ^ . ^ .^ fo 
"pi 'ngo "ng .p'ong .yeung .p'ai kwat, 

* sang' ,s&m .p'ong .ngau yok. .p'a .loi la' 

'^ ohdk. yat snng' .loi tik, .ngau y6k. 'hd ngan' 

•ngo sung' tik, ohi' 'h6 ke' htt' la' 

.tu pa' Iwi' .m teng' tan' itu hai' ngan' 4a 

ni .ui 'ngo 'pi 'ni yat, fii' nttn' ke' 


10. How mnoh is this ham worth a pound ? 

11. Have you ajiy good bacon? 

12. Yes; this side of baoon is worth nine cents a' pound. 
18. Qdve me two pounds of calves' liver. 

14. 1 want three pair of pigs feet. 

16. How do you sell live chickens by the pair? 

16.' You can have these chickens for a dollar a pair. 

17. How much does this braoe of duoks weigh? 

18. These two ducks weigh four pounds and .a half. 

19. Out me a slioe of pork, please. 

20. The whole thing amounts to three dollars. 


■ni ohek, 'fo 't'oi "kl ,to .ngan yat, .pong .nl 
■yau 'ho lin yok. "ma 

i t. oJL ^A ^M.^ % A^ - ^#<, 

'yau iHi f^' ,in yok. *kau ko' isin yat, .pong 

^. ^Jf 1^ i-^ ^ ^ii- ^ -J.^; 
— 'pi 'lenng .pong .ngan 'ohal ikon .lai la' 

<9 -ngo in' >sam tni' ,ohii kenk. 

^ isang tkai .seng tnl' 'tim mai' jil 
• j^ hai' 'nl in' .ni yat, ko' .ngan .clnn yat, tut* 

J: >ni 'leung chek, &p, 'yau 'ki chnng' jii 

/^ <ni 'lenng ohek, ap, si' .pong pun' Chung' 

'^ . kot, yat. Si' lOhtt yok. ko' 'ngo 

"^ 'chnng knng' tsam ko' .ngan .oh in 




1. What kind of fish have you this morning 

2. I have a lot of fine sea bass. 

3. How many ponnds do you want? 

4. Tell me first how much you ask for it. 

5. How do you sell blue fish by the pound. 

6. Have yon any shad or lobsters ? 

7. We have a large lot of both. 

8. They are not flresh; I don't want them. 
S. Let me see your orabs. 


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>kam tOliin 'yao jni 'ye Jiga a 
ligo "yan yat, >tain "ho sek. .pen 
Iii ia' 'ki ito -pong .ni 

tSin wa* ko' ligo ,t'eiig in' jni "ye ka' .ch'in Jo 

'ch'n Jiga mai' "ki .to .ngan yat, .pong ifo. 

-yan .sam Jai Jign k'ap. .iTmg Jia *ma 

lenng yeimg' ita 'yaa tai' *pa 

jii tik, jh tSaii «siiL *iigo jn in' 

^ -ogo Vai lia tik, li&i 


10. Here are soma nice soft shell crabs. 

11. They are worth seventy-five oents a half-dozen. 

12. Are smelts cheap this morning? 

13. They are quite cheap to-day. 

14. Weigh me out six pounds, please. 
1 6. Do you keep shrimps 1 

16. No, but I have some green turtle and terrapin. 

17. I don't care much ibr such things, 

18. Why don't you buy a oouple of pounds of halibut? 
19 1 think I will take a quart of oysters. 

20. All righti sir; you oaji have what you want. 

Ht? \± y^s A% '4L,*S/ . vt . A^ V t « 


+ ""ij A ^ ^i 4L ^ 

.nl oh'u' yan tik, ngun' hok, -St 

A, ^ 'iut A^ ^ -t ji Yo., 

pun' 'ta ohik. tak. oh'at, eap. 'ng sja 
ikam ,obia siit, ,ngtt .p'eng 'ma 

-~ ikam yat. .ki .p'eng 
iOh'ing 'ngo 16k. .pong ,lo 

.2. 'ni "yaa Jha mai' 'ma 

*» 'md 'ngo 'yau 'oh'd .kwai k'ap. .nai .kwai 
■fc 'kam ke' 'ye 'ngo h6' .ch'tii pin" >ohe 

,^^ "tim 'k&i 'ni .m 'mai 'lenng .pong Jcaa .ngti joi 

^ At - 'H ^l f. '^ 

hi 'ngo 'm&i yat, kwat, .ho pa' lok, 

^ 'bo le' .oh'oi 'ni iu' mat, .tn tak. 




1. Suppose we take a drive, what do you say? 
8. I think that will be veiy pleasant. 

3. Shall we take a cab? 

4. Cabman, what will you charge to drive us around the park?' 

'S, Jl . -/I" ,»;!;,*? 4t. KJS. •i.iUif>..?^4..«i)-ai*..i*i.i&<. 

6. Cabman, we want to drive around the city; what are your charges? 
--Sift.. ')k.y%\4.Msi.iL^Miki^^ie..yf '^M'Xji:M^ 

6. I will drive you through the park and back for a dollar. 

7. Suppose we take a buggy, and drive ourselves. 

8. What will you charge us for a buggy and a gentle horse? 

9. I will let you have them for three dollars an hour. 


If. ^+i. 

^ ^^ ^ 

■h % .S, ^ % i'K ff^"-l">Lo 

hii' oho' 'ma iCh'e la 'ni wa' 'ho .m tni 

'kam chi' teik, i' .la 

i i^ - ^t ^ ..^ $. ^ ?-|o 

'ch'ang yat, ka' .tan 'ma lOh'e 'hd 'ma 

lOh'e ,fii .yau ko' >iu ko' .fa .tin iu' 'ki >to .ngan ,ni 

lOh'e ifti 'ngo ti' 'seting .yau .seng "ni iu' 'ki ,to .ngan ,ii 


hii' .yau ,& .iin .loi .ui iu' yat, .man 

^ ^ ^ -ic..1^ t ha Jk ^. % ejU H ILsk 

't'eng 'ngo ti' 'ch'ang ka' sai' 'ma ,oh'e ohi' 'kl ilai .keung pa' lok, 

yat, chek, 'h6 'ma k'ap. sai' .ch'e 'ni iu' 'ki ,to .ngan ini 

^ -^ f * M ^ it . ^ f/u ^4 4 i^ -/(}: sS^ 
'mni 'tim tChong >sam .man 'ngo chau' yam' tak, ko' 'ni lok. 


10. That is too mnoh ; I will give yon two dollars. 

11, Ton will have to leave a deposit, for I don't know yon. 

15. Let ns drive to the park and see the fine tnnionts. 

13. VHiat a fine view there is from this hill I 

14. It is too hazy now, the view is better on a clear day. 

16. The roads are in fine condition for driving to-day. 
^ '•^'>^. ''^.i|g,tf.«S-|(|i«il£.j^.JiS-ilt.»J--fk^o 

16. The roads are rather muddy after the rain. 

17. This is a fine road for driving; it is so level. 

18. Driver, I want you to point out all the sights to us. 

19. This is delightfhl weather for driving; the air is so clear. 

80. We had better go home now, for it is getting late. 
'^.'uMij.i^. IK. 1^1. ^'^^^.^.-^ 


t'ii' .to lok, 'ngo 'pi 'ni 'leong .man 

J: ^t.-t-^ ;t. i2l ^1. 4K «# lit ^^N, 

lii iu' ikau teng' ,yan hai' 'ngo .m sik, 'ni 

" <oh'e hU' ,& .iin 't'ai 'ha tik, ika sai' 'ma ,oh'e a 

> 'A -^ A &J -I: IfcL. 4 dtJ- ;S^ 

-^ .ni ko' .s&n tik, 'king ohi' .cdian 'h6 lok, 

in' .Bi .ha mo' t'ai' tai' .t'in .oh'ang'kmg chi' kang' 'hd tik, 
i ,kam yat. In' senng' oho' 'ma .dh'e .cuian 'h6 lok, 
7^ lok. 'ngii hai' .ni In' senng' .to .nai lok, 

J. 'A.^3^Sl 4. A ^f '-^- ■f't >f». ^» 

i .ni .tin In' .p'an .ch'e .ohan 'h6 lok, k'ok, hai' .p'eng 
■'^ iOh'e .fti "yati 'h6 'king ohi' in' 'ohi ko' 'ngo tl' 't'ai 'ha 

+ <VL f A. si3L -1% I -^^ #. A li- ^ '^o 

:'u .ni ko' .fin .si .p'an ma ,oh'e 'h6 la' .t'in hi' .ohan .oh'lng 

"^ 'h6 .fan .kwai lok, .oheting kan' ye' lok, 


LESSON xxxni. 


1, G«od morning, sir, -what do yon wiBh? 

9. I want to consnlt a lawyer, and have been recommended to yon. 

3. Very well, sir, what is the trouble? 

4. My partner has broken his agreement, and I am going to sua him. 
6. Did yon have any written contract? 

3k m. m.^ojL .'ill <B .'hi%p^ 

6. Tea; this is our contract. 

7. But this is Ohinese ; yon most have It translated for me. 

8. I have been sued by my former partner Sax a, thousand dollars. 

9. Be aoonses me of having cheated him. 
4. ^IMil^M-fir.H^^. MSLM<> 


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'oho .san 'ni 'aeung in' mat, ta 

s. ^ m n % ^ i^^>'-^>s JKL 14-v. 

■ngo 'seung 'oh'ang ko' ohong' .si 'Van .yan %! oliin' .loi kin* "ni 

'ho le' 'yan mat, si' kon' .a 

Iigo ke' *£} ki' .m a 'hau 'chl ligo 'seong ko' 'k'ii 

"ai 'yan .fnng 'k'n laj). hdp. .tSing 'ma 

^. >^. 'A -IT'S- in. tx -f* 'j^ 

"yan .ni .t'in hop. .tHmg dhan' hai' lok, 

> 1J. .'^ >f # •liL.^5t-l- If ^^ 1^' J^. 

hai' *sye .t'ong ohi' ke' fa in' yik, ^i 'ngo 't'ai 
'ngo pi' kan' fb ki' ko' yat, .oh'in Jigan 

km ko" ligo p'in' 'k'n 


10. He sayB that I haven't given him his share of the profits. 

11. What will he your fee for conducting my case? 
IS. Well, I expect first a retainer of ten dollars. 

13. If we win the suit I will charge you fifty dollars. 

14. Tou have a very clear case. 

15. If there is no written contract you have no redress. 
16. 1 have witnesses whoheardthe agreement made. 

17. It's always better to have a written contract. 

'm.Fi')fA>iMij 4t*^,«i,'i'j a. 'invito 

18. Do you think I shall be able to recover damages in this case? 

1 9. Tou can. if you can prove that it was not your own fault 

20. I have no doubt we shall viin the suit. 


+ >)e 1i 4 ;ti -Jh^'i i\ € <e^ 

•k'ti wa' 'ngo 'md ,fen U' .oh'in ko" "k'U 

iu' 'ki ito .tigan 'ni ohan' 'hang 'ta 'li >ni kin' si' <ni 

'ngo in' sap. ko' .ngan .oh in ohu' teng' 

-=- .ngii 'ko 'ngo ti' .yeng ,m 'ngo chan' iu' 'ni 'ng sap. .man 

'ni ,ni kin' on' .m hai' .nan 

x -^o ^. a M ^ i§i -(4^ '^ vt» ^'^ %> 

3. .ngii 'ko 'm6 'sye hdp. .t'nng 'ni .m ,san tak. An 

^ ^ ^ u y^.fk Mj ^iiM- ^^^ fi^i. 

^ 'ngo 'yau ohing' .yan ,t'eng kin' 'k'ii ^ying .sing ko' 'ngo la' 

je. tai' .tan. si' kon' 'sye .ming hdp. .t'nng 'ohnng hai' 'h6 tik, ke' 
■''*' 'ni 'kn. ini kin' on' 'ngo ko' tak, 'pu .ngan .m .ni 

^ .ngii 'ko 'ni 'm6 ch'o' chau' tiiik, lok. 

'ngo ti' yat. teng' 'ta .yeng ke' 




1. Officer, 'what was this man arrested for? 

8. I saw him beatiijg a boy yrith a stick, yonr Honor. 

3. Prisoner, what have say to this charge ? 

4. Re broke my window, your Honor, and it made me angry. 

6. Prisoner, yon are aooased of morder ; ore you gnilty or not guiUv 

6. I want to consult counsel, before entering a plea. 

7. Tour honor, my client demands a trial before a Jury. 

8. Very well; I will release him on one hundred dollars bail. 

9. Your Honor, this prisoner is accused of robbery. 


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Ink. li vnii' mat, si' ilii ini ko' .Tan a 

t&i' .yan 'ngo kin' 'kMl "pi kwan' Ha yat, ko' aai' .man 'ohal 

ik&m &n° "ni "yan mat, s&t, wa° 'kong ini 

tii' .yan k'ii 'ta p'o' 'ogo ke' lOh'eung .mnn 'ohing Hgo 'ho tnaa 

'" jBun fim' .yan ko' 'ni "ta *ai .yan ming° 'yau ohni' "nb ad 

'ngo 'senng ,ain .tHuig ohong' .si ,ohiun ohenk, .In hau ohaa' ko' sn' 

jt ^ >«-.^ i.-s- M ^ 'r, «: 

t&l' .yan si' 'ohtt in' .p'ni 'sam .kon 'sam 

'h6 le' yat, pak, jigan 'pd .tan 'ngo ohau' 'hang fong' 'k'<i Ic^ 

tii" .yan .ni ko' an^'oJwi pi" jwt ko' 'oh'enng kip. 


10. I am innooent of the charge, your Honor. 

11. I oan prove an allbL 

12. I will put yon under a thousand dollar bond. 

13. Prisoner, this man accuses you of striking him. 

14. What have you to say to the charge? 

16. U&y it please your Honor, I stmck him in self-defence. 

16. Don't you know it is against the law to carry concealed weapons? ' 

17. This man threatened my life, and I was a&aid of ^i™ 

18. Ton should have appealed to the police for protection. 

19. As this is your first offence I will not fine you this time. 

20. May It please your Honor, I was sick and not drunk. 


tai° .yan M Mn' si' hai' .t'n lai' ligo ke' 

i f^ ?lL ii a/:]. ^ .^ »fS.^, 

Hgo .nong ching' .ming 'ngo .m 'hai okV 

" 'ngo in' lii yat, >ch'in .ngan "po ttan 

'^ Jwa &n' jii ko' .yan ko' 'ni 'ta Vtt 

+ it :!^ ^ i'L si iH Co 

"* 'ni 'yan mat, siit, wa' 'kong ,ni 

^ tai° .yan lyan kn' meng' 'ngo oheng' 'ta 'k'ii ,che 

«T ,si tai' ikwan hi' hai' &n' lai' ke' si' 'ni ,chi td' 'ma 

.^ jii ko' .yan 'senng 'lo 'ngo meng' 'ngo p'a' 'k'tt 

^ #> 4 -I- ■'4 .t!^^-.<l. ii<* ^- 

». 'ni ,ying lu' kin' Ink. 'i 'p6 fli' 'ni a' 

^ lyan jii .ni hai' >ch'o taa' lai' 'ngo ohan' .m &,t. 'ni 

til' .yan 'ngo hai' 'yan peng' .m hai' 'yean ohul' 




i^fr°4|;^ii; ^ nu ^H 3^ 

1. I want a ticket to Ohioago. 

2. What is the &re from New York to San Franoisoo ? 

3. Do you want to go first or tliird class ? 

4. I want a seoond class ticket to San Franoisoo. 

6. It will cost yon seventy dollars. 

e. I would like to have this trunk checked to Boston. 

7. Let me see your ticket. 

8. Here is the check for your trunk: 

9. At what time will the train leave for New York ? 


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Tip. TO .CH'E 

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'ngo in' ohik, .ka 'ka ke' ich'e 'ohi 

^ >» U «-} ,* ^ A ^■^ ^.^ ^^ $ Ak ">€. 

.yau 'nan yenk, oh'at, <kaiii ,s&n t&l' &n' 'ki ,to .clt'e kenk, Jii 

S. Of' fl -t-S- la ^ ^ ef. 3. f^ ^ ^ -^i, 
'di 'setmg tap, .t'au 'ting toh'e-a' isam 'ting ich'e lUi 

^ i^ -I- - i^. - ^ * '«>H. 4 ^ J. A ^. 

•ngo in' yat, .ohenng ngi" ting .oh'e 'ohi oh at .kam .san t4i" fim 

in' oh'at. eap. .man 

■ngo jii ko' 'Inng in' ynng" .p'a W' hn' ,po ai" tan" 

jfe '(^ :j^ 3^ "7 <fr-'^ $■ ^-^ 

•pi -ngo 't'ai "ha "ni ke' .oh'e 'ohi 


"^ <?r tJtJ <l. ^ 4A '^" 'f!? "-*-• 

,ni .t'in ohau' hai" ki' "Inng ke' .p'ai lok, 

•nan yenk, 'fo .oh'e 'ki .si Aoi .Ban jii 


10. It will leave here at four o'clock. 

11. Where do we change oara for Ogden? 

12. Yon change cars at Omaha. 

IS. When Bhall we arrive at Chicago? 

14. The train is due there at six o'clock. 

16. We are late and shall miss our connection. 
•A .'A -^.-^ . ■v!'^ J^ 'k. M.ti ill li" 

16. Am I on the right train for New York? 

17. This is an express train for Saint Louis. 

18. You are on the wrong train. 

10. Oondnotor, I want to get off at the next station. 
20. We are thirty minutes behind time. 


ei' tlm lOhoiuc ohau' iuA ,ean lok, 
tail opin ohtl' im- ,oh'e htt' ok, tan" jii 
<ihoi' JO MA lia nn' .oh'e 

•^ Id ,8l ohau' t6' ohlk, JoLlsa jal 

* dil ka'lb ,6h'e 16k. tlm ohau" t6' lok, 

£ ligo ti' t6' tak, .oh'l 'kon ,oh'e .m td' 

"^ liai .nl ka' .oh'e htl' "nau yeuk, "yau ohV "ma 

;t jal ka' hai' .saa .Ini ke' M' <oh'e 

'^ •»! top, oh'o: rf)h'e lok 

^ f» ;i.% *i. -JH ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ lA ^ ^ 

^ .k'aa tak, *ta "ngo lu' tai" ngf ko* .oh'e .t'au lok. ,ch'a 

^ ligo ti' .huiK m&n' lln pun' 'tlm Kihong lok, 



1. I want to seom'e a cabin passage to Hongkong. 

2. How mnoli ia it? 

3. We charge three hundred dollars for the first fcabin to China? 

4. Has there been no reduction at all in the rates ? 
6. No, that is the regular price. 

6. How much is it for a second' class passage? 

7. We get one hundred dollars for the second class. 

8. I think we will go In the steerage. 

9. All right, that is much cheaper. 


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fi *l :Si " % 3^ ^ ^ U.U] 4 =^ 

'ago 'seong teng' yat, ko' .t'an 'tang ,oh'ong wal° ,&a. .henng 'kong 
la tto .Dgan jti 

.t'au 'tang Mk, wai' ,fin .t'cng .s&n la' >s&m p&k, jnan 

- .^ iff >^ jA -ft ?4 
yat, henng* ,tn 'md 'k&m ka' loa 

i ^. -;.?. ^ IT &-i -ft ^^ "^ °^ 

lid bai' tOban aat. tik, ia,' .oh'in ke' lok. 

ngi' 'tang h&k, wai' in' 'ki ,to Jigan M 

^ Z. ^ -^ ML,S: " S X. 
ngi' 'tang hak, vrai' in' yat, pak, .man 

'ngo t&p, till' iOh'ong pa' lok. 

'h6 Je .p'ing tak, .to 


10. On what i^, w^es the sieamer sail? 

11. The boat sails on May fourth. 

15. Shall we have a rough passage, do you tTiinlr? 

13. No; the ocean is very calm this month. 

14. We fear there will be a cyclone on the sixth of this month. 

16. How the boat does pitch . 

16. I am very seasick. 

17. We are sailing against the wind. 

OJS of 

18. The sEulors fear that there will be a storm. 

10. We are in sight of land now. 

20. We shall arrive at Yokohama tomorrow mommg. 

^. !>^ -f\!k ii ^ fti > ^o 
*fo .Bttn ,pln yat. ihoi ,ean la 

" Yo .Bttn lig ngiit ei' li6' Jioi >aan 

" "ni Ieq <ni 'boI .siin Sang long' Mi-' .m ^i 

' jn tii' lOi ko' ngiit. 'hoi aenng' .p'ing ohtneTla' 

+ ^ Va ih A . -^ ^A A ^ ^ ii= 
^ 'ngo p'a' 'pnn ngiit. 16k. Ii6' 'yau ,fling ktt' 'ta 

^ Ai ohik, .sfin .In tak, .chan tkwan hai' lok, 
A ■ngo 'h6 wan" long' 

^ 'ngo ti' 'sal ng&k. ibng .eriin 

' ^ ko' tik. 'soi 'san ,tu p'a' 'yau iftang 'ta lok, 

^ 4^ ■!»*. 4# ^ a, o.^ 

fo ngo ti' 't'al kin' <e&n lok. 

.ming yat. 'ngo ti' ohan' to' .wang ,pan lok. 


LESSON zxzvn. 


If . wy . -^ af^ i^ ."^^ afo 

1, I came to get a passport. 

2. Ton want a retam certificate, don't yon? 
8. Tes, sir; please give me one. 

4. How long have 70a been in this country ¥ 

6. I have been in New Tork ten years. 

6. How old are you, and in what business? 

7. I am flity-five years old, and have been in the tea business. 

8. Ijet me measure to see how tan you are. 
0. What la your nam* ? 


JiJL ^ 


■ago Joi to di'at, "baa 'dhi 

Hi *sa«iiiE in' vat, .ehaiiag Joi .ni 'chi hai' ina 

" hai' .to Jia "pi yat, ,<dieiiiig "ngo Jo 
lii Joi liB "piim kok, "yan lii .to Jiin jii 
-ngo Jot lia "nan rnik, 'yaa aap, Jun kam' <to lok, 
la "U aor oka' mat, isang f Jai .ni 
"ngo af sapb itg aoi' <dra' ■oh'a .aaog f 


^^ ^ ^ -f f* -§ 4S^ ^ 

"pi "ngo leang* lut 'U 'jraa'kl M 

■ni kin' mat, .meog ,a 


10. My name is Ah Wing. 

11. Have you a femily, or do you o-wn any real-estate? 

12. I have a wife and ohild in New Yoik City. 

13. I own two thousand dollars worth of real-estate in Cincinnati. 

14. What have you got in your trunk. 
16. I will open it and let yon see. 

16. You will have to pay duty on this pieoe of silk. 

17. I bought it for my own private use. ' 

18. We don't oare how it is to be used: you will have to pay. 

1 9. You oan't have your baggage until the duty is paid. 
SO. We must confiscate all smuggled goods. 


'ngo .meng kiu' a' .wiog 

i ^.ic ^ f^^ -ii A '-%. i ah t ?4. 

" 'ni yaca ,ka ktin' 'hai oh'ii' °ma 'yau mat. ngip. 'ma 

t ^ ^ k^ ^ ^i- '',f. u ii,, 

ligo 'yau '16 .p'o k'ap. 'oliai 'hai 'nan yeiik, 

' 'ngo 'yau 'leniig .oh'in .ngau mat. ngip. 'liai ,sin .sin ,na 'ta oh'ii' 

'ni ke' 'lung 'yau mat, ,ni 

^ ^ .'4 ■lilt, i^ 'T. 
2 'ngo .boi 'pi 'ni t'ai 'ha 

<n. jix p'at, .oh'au iu' nap. soi' 

^ 'ngo tai' .lai chi' "kl yung' ke' 

f^ "# *f it ?K )^ *F -AJ-. <'^^ 4' .«l^ ^X.g 
'^ .m 'ta 'U 'tim yung' ,tu 'ho 'ni iu' n&p. sui' 

/u -Qj iu< Q^p, ,iieu sui' oheng' 'lo tak, 'ni tik, 'lung htt' 

* "ngo ti' yat, teng' iu' ohap, ,Bi fo' 


LESSON xxxvm. 

1. Is the mlatxess of the house in? 
8. Tea, walk into the parlor. 

5. Take in my oard, please. 
4. She will be in shortly 

6. I want to engage a room and board here. 

6. There is a front room that yon can have. 

7. How much do yon ask per week for a room with board? 

8. I always get ten dollars a week. 

9. That inolndes iriel and light, doesn't it? 


WATT tj- 

'ohii .yan .p'o "ha! ok, 'ma 

liai yap. .loi Jo 

jiim 'ngo ke' .meng p'in' hii' Va Jo 

Vii yat, ohan' chan' .loi lok, 

'Dgo 'seozig "hai ch'ii' iCho .fong k'ap. tap, sik. 

■ni hai' *lo a1 'ngo 'yan yat, Jran .oh'in mln' .tang 'pi 111 

.lin Jbng k'ap. tap, sik. in' 'ki ,to .ngan ko' Isi p&i' jii 

ago yat, henng' In' sap. .man yat, ko' lai i>&i' 

hai' .tang .yan 'fo lap. yat, k'oi' cboi' noi' .m hai' 


10. Yes, sir; eTerythlug to make you comfortable. 

1 1. We breakfast at eight o'olook in the morning. 

15. Hegiater your name here. 

13. Porter, show this gentleman to room rwenty-flve. 

'itii. if i«iat.^i/JU/iJL.'±.'#-.^i4J..ff.«.^ 

14. Call me at six o'clock to-morrow morning. 

16. Make a fire in my room and bring up some water. 

16. Let me see the bill of fiire. 

17. I want some rolls and a cup of ooffee. 

18. I am going to leave to-day 
10. How much is my bill? 

SO. The whole amount is fiftees dollars. 


> <*. M. J^ i-l .^ i'l 4r -f M, ±o 
hai' ,le yetuig' yewig' 'ohiDg t6' 't'o tong' .wai 'oU 

'DXO ti' pat, 'tim .ohosg sik. .obiii .oli'an 

'sye lii ke' .meng 'hai ohii' Jo 

+ * PI >i^. f ^^ ii . i -i J ^*- i j4: .^ 

■=- Jion .nmn .kniig tai' .ni wai' 'seosg hii' tai' ye' 'ng ho' .fong 

.ming 'oho lok. 'tim >ohong kin.' °ngo 'hi ,san 

i 'hai ligo ke' ifong f&t, ko' 'fo k'ap. inim tik. 'soi 'senug .lai 

■•^ 'pi 'ngo t'ai "ha ko' lOhenng oh'oi' ,tan 

^ 'ngo 'senng in' tik, miu' .pan 'ohai k'ap. yat, ipni ika >fi 

■'^ "ngo ikam yat. hii' lok. 

'1^ hijn' 'ki .to Jigau jdL 

■f 'ohung kung' sap. 'ng .man 




1. I want to see some good eilTer watches. 

2. Do you want a stem-winder? 

3. Yes, I want a medium-sized one. 

^h* 1^ •/§. .^i 3^J&.'4.*« 4. jJio 

4. What is the price of this one? 
6. I want to bny an alarm clock. 

6. Here is one for four dollars. 

7. How much does this gold watch cost 7 

8. This diamond ring is valued at seventy-flTe dollars. 
0. 1 want to get a plain gold ring. 


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•SAtr SIK, P'U' .Stt FONO P'XT 
iigo In' 't'al 'ha tik, 'li6 .ngan .pin 
111 'senng in' .hang fit, .t'in ke* 'ma 
hat' "ngo in' rat,ko' .ohong h6' ke' 

.ni ko' ,mi 'ye ka' .ob'in ,ni 

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'ngo in' 'm&i 7at,ko' n&n' ,ohong 

jii ko' in' si' ko' .ngan .oh'ln 

,nl ko' ,kam ,pin ,mi "yo ka' .oh'in .ni 

,ni ohek, ohiin' sek. kiii' 'ohi ohlk. tak, oh'at. sap. 'ng .man 

'ngo 'seung 'mai yat, ohek, 'lo sat. ke' ,kam Uu' 'ohi 


10. I can sell you this pearl ring very cheap. 

11. My watoh is out of order, please repair it for me. 

12. Wliat kind of paper do you want? 

13. I want some note-paper and a bottle of ink. 

14. You may give me a package of envelopes, too. 

16. Don't you want some Christmas cards? 

16. I want a first reader and a copy-book. 

17. If this autograph album is cheap I will take it. 

18. It's only fifty cents; very reasonable indeed. 

10. Don't you want to buy a frame for your picture ? 
SO. I want a lead penoil and a piece of rubber. 


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.ni ohek, lOhan iChfi-k&i' 'ohi 'h6 .p'eng obav' mai' lok, 
■ngo ke' .pin .vrii ,heu .tSing °ngo 'ohing 'hd 'k'tt 

t 'ft^ M -^ ^ 'if .«^ 'JLo 

" -ni 'seimg iu' jni "ye 'ohi oii 

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' °ngo in' tik, san' 'obi k'ap. yat, .ohnn mak. 'sol 
"" 'pi ligo yat, chat, san* .ftuig ,t'im Jo 

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^ in' tik, .ye .sn .sang yat. ke' t'ip, .m .ni 
^ 'ngo in' yat, p6' .ob'o hok. ke' .sii k'ap. yat, 'pnn ohi' kak, 
.ngii "ko jii 'pnn 'sye .meng p6' hai' .p'eng .ni 'ngo ohan' 'm&i 

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pat, ko' 'Dg sap. ko' .sin .ohe sap. .&n .p'eng la' 
tu -g^ ^> .seong ka' .ohong .senng Jo 

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'ngo in' 'm&i yat, .chl .ttn pat, k'ap. yat, fii' olienng' .p'l 




1. How do you do, Mr. Lang? 

2. I am very well, thank yon. 

3. I am glad to find yon speak English so well. 

4. Where did yon learn English? 
fi. I learned it at Sunday-schooL 

6. I learned it in China before I came here. 

7. How long have you been in this country? 

8. And how do you like the United States? 

0. I have been here five years, and I like it pretty well. 


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-leimg .sin isaog 'h6 la* 

Jd 'hd "yan isam 

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kin' 'ni 'kong tak, .ying kok, wa' kam, 'ho chan' hai'tak, i' lok, 

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'ni 'hai tpin oh'ii' hok. ^yine wa' .lai ,ni 

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'ngo 'hai 'lai pal' .t'ong tsii 'knn hok. .lai ke' 
'ngo 'hai .t'ong isan hok. ko' oheng' .lai lok. 

ni .loi liu ,ni ko' kok, 'yan Id noi' .ni 

■ni*4ohong i' .ni ko' h6p. ohnng' kok, 'ma 
.loi Aen "ng .nin .ki .ohong i' 


10. I should like very muoh to eo to China some day. 

11. You will like China better than I do this country. 

J^.'M,^)B^.)Lt. Mil. "-^ ikMiM'hft-b 

18. I should be glad to have you call on me when yon can. 

13. Do yon know Mr. so-and-so? 

14. I should like to haye you visit my school. 
16. The school is open on Monday evenings. 
16. Do you go to church? 

17. 1 used to go, but do not now. 

18. Why don't you go now? 

19. 1 have to work on Sundays. 

80. You should always try to go to church when you can. 


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.ohevng .loi °ngo 'eetuig t6' °ha lOhong kok, 

'Hi 7«t, teng' lOhoiig i' .siiuxae kok, lio ko' °ngo .ckong i' ,ni QhMi' 
"oeo sap. ,&n lOliong i' 'ni 'pisiohong .loi kin' 'ha ligo 

" 111 sik, tak, 'man 'man ,sin ,sang 'ma 

'^ 'oh'ajig .loi t'am' 'ha 'ngo ,k&n ,sn 'kun Jo 

* ,B& 'knn 'mni 'lai pai' yat, 'man ,lioi tnk. 

A -ni hil' 'lai pU' .t'ong 'ma 

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* -ngo Tat, henng' 'yau hU' t^' .ngl .ka .m htt' lok, 

■<>- 'tim 'kai Jigi ^ .m htt' M 

5^ lai p&i' in' ohn- .kime 

tak, .ban si' pit, in' hii' .cheng 'hi 



1. Do yon want any goods to-day ? 
8. What kind of soap have you? 

3. I have pure laundry soap. 

4. I can sell yon a hoz of It for three doUars. 

6. Please send me two boxes of starch with the eov 

6. Do yon want sal soda, lime and lignid bluing? 

7. Yon can send 100 pounds of soda and six bottles o^ blnlng. 

8. I have plenty of lime yet. 

9. Don't you wish some wrapping paper? 


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'SAI .1 CHAP, ro" 

Hi ,kam yat In' fo' "ma 

li^ ^ ii ^.1 iil '/L> 

'nl 'yan ,pln yeiuig' 'kan ,nl 

^ ^ '^ iL^ kfio 

'ngo 'yan ohiiig' 'sei ,i 'k&n 

isAm .man yat, .senng 'ngo ohan' mU' tak, ko' 'nl lok, 

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'lln 'k&n yat, .ck'ai song' 'lenng ,seung .cheung 'fan .lal la' 

'nl In' lOh'ing .im sak. .fol k'ap. .ck'uig 'sol 'ma 


snng' yat, p&k, .pong ,cli'ing .im k'ap. lAk. ,ohnn lOh'ing 'sol .lot la' 

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'ngo 'yau 'hd ,to sak. ,tai ,che 

nl in' .pan ,i 'chi .m xi 


10. Oh I yes, I would like five reams of paper. 
XI. Is'nt there anything more you •wish? 

15. I have everything now except twine and wax. 

13, You may give me one pound of twine and two of Japan wax 

14. Do you sell rioe too? 

16. Yes, our best rioe is worth six and a half cents a pound. 
16. That latoohigh a price. 

17. 1 will give you six dollars fat a hundred pounds. 

18. I cannot sell it so cheap. 

19. Well, I will give six and a quarter for It 

"^w.M •iw.i> 2i>J.4-.fti -t '-}J ^ 'iHo 

20. All right, I will let you have it for that. 


a' hai' le' 'ngo lu' 'ng <t6 'ohi 

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'Di .w&n iu' .mi 'ye ,t'im ,m 

.oh'tt 'llQ .sing 'ohai k'ap. l&p. .nl 'ngo yeung'yeTinEf.tu'yaulok, 

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-^ "pi 'ngo yat, .pong .sing 'ohai k'ap. 'leung .pong l&p. 

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'nl 'yau 'mai mdi' 'ma 

*■ 'yau 'ting 'h6 ke' ohik. Ibk. ko' pun' ,sin yat, .pong 

*'' t'M' 'ho ka' lok, 

*■ 'ngo 'pi 'Hi 16k. ko' .ngan .oh'in yat, pik, .pong 

kam' .p'eng 'ngo m&i' .m ch'at 

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•ho lok, 'ngo 'pi 16k. ko' yat, kwat. lok, 

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Boston, Mass., January 3, 1888, 
Mesbbs. Jones and Enott, 
Gentlemen ; 
Please send me five boxes of starch at your earliest 
convenience, and charge the same to my account. 
Tours truly. 

New York, February 10, 1882. 
B. F. Sakpobd, Esq. 
Dear Sir : 
Please call, with samples of your best Oolong tea 
to-morrow morning, between nine and eleven o'oclot 
and oblige. 

Tours very truly. 

Philadelphia, Pa., March 8, 1887. 
T. H. Smith & Co,: 

Gentlemen : 
We beg to inform you that the rice received from 
you yesterday is of a very inferior quality. Please 
send us some of a better grade, and oblige. 
Tours very iruly. 


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Chicago, HI., April 15, 1880. 
UuTCN Pacifio R. R. Co. 
Gentlemen : 
Please inform me of your present rates for 3rd 
class passage from here to San Francisco, and oblige, 
Yours truly, 

Brooklyn, May 6, 1885. 
PACirio Mail Steamship Co., 
Gentlemen : 
Please send me the dates of sailing of your vessels 
to and from China, for the ensuing three months, and 

Yours very truly. 

New York, July 15, 1883. 
To THE Postmaster ijJ Nrw Yoke, 
Dear Sir : 
About four month d ago, I sent a registered letter 

to Mr. of Hongkong, I have just been informed 

that is has not yet been received. Will you kindly 
investigate the cause of delay, and oblige. 
Yours very truly, 


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Jersey City, N. J-, June 4, 1886. 
ilicHABDs & Co., 61 Broadway, N. Y. 
Gentlemen : 
Please inform me of the present rate of Hongkong 
local currency dollars, and oblige, 
Yours truly. 

Newark, N. J., August 20, 1886. 
Dbab Teachek : 

Since closing out my business in New York I have 
opened a tea store in this city, and am glad to inform 
you that my prospects of success are very good. But 1 
miss you and the Sunday School very much. Hoping 
that you are in good health and that yon will let me 
tear from you soon, 

1 remain very respectfully your scholar, 

San Francisco, September 8, 188L 
Ms. Newhalii. 

Dear Friend ; 

I am happy to inform you that I arrived here safely 

this morning, after a journey of seven days. The 

steamer for China saUs the day after to-morrow. I will 

write you again when I reach home. With kind regards 

I arn. 

Your sincere friend. 


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HongJioug, October 1, 1861. 
Mk. Newhau, 

Dear Friend : . 

1 arrived Safely .yesterday, thaiiks to a kind Provi- 
dence, after a quiet voyage of twenty-five days. I found 
my family well, and overjoyed to see me. It is very 
»lea«ant to be Lome once more, though I miss you and 
all my kind friends in America. Please remember me 
to them all with my best wishes for your happiness. 

[ remain your respectfully. 

Hongkong, November 10, 1882. 
M.R8. Newhaix. 

Dear Madame : 
My stay in China will be much shorter than 1 had 
expected, and my intention now is to return to America 
m the " City of Peking " which is to sail on the 20th of 
next month. It will be very pleasant to see all my kind 
iriends again. With sincere regards, I am, 
Soar sincere friend, 





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