The English Mandarin Joke Book is a collection of 100 jokes in easy English and is an excellent way for Mandarin speakers to practise their English – and for foreigners who are trying to learn Mandarin.
Great jokes like:
A primary school teacher was sitting on a bus. She was fairly sure that she recognised the man opposite her. “Excuse me,” she said, “but are you the father of one of my children?”
primary school – 小學
to recognise –認識
opposite – 面對
If you’re having problems, there’s a translation on the following page.
The English Mandarin Joke Book Cartoons!
There are also cartoons drawn by the award-winning cartoonist, Ilja Bereznickas.
“I’ve lost my dog!”
“You should put an advertisement in the newspaper.”
“That’s crazy! He can’t read.”
to lose (lost, lost) – 丟失
to put (put, put) – 刊登
advertisement – 廣告
crazy – 荒唐的，發瘋的
The English Mandarin Joke Book Audio!
Tim Shoesmith, an English entertainer, has recorded all the jokes and this version is currently available from iTunes.
Little boy: (in garden) Excuse me, Mrs Jones, can I have my arrow back, please?
Mrs Jones: Of course, Richard. Where is it?
Little boy: In the side of your cat.
The English Mandarin Joke Book Quiz!
There are quizzes to test your level of English using jokes.