Sixteen Enlightening Chapters (click on a title to go to the relevant chapter)
  • MEI YOU(没有) Not Have
  • BU ZAI(不在) Not Present/ To Be Out
  • BU XING (不行) Not Possible/ Out of the Question
  • MEI YOU WEN TI(没有问题) No Problem
  • DENG YI XIA (等一下) Wait A Moment
  • MEI YOU BAN FA (没有办法) No Way/ No Way Out
  • MEI YOU GUAN XI (没有关系) It Doesn’t Matter/ There is No Relationship
  • HAO(好) Good
  • CHI FAN, XIU XI(吃饭,休息) Eat, Rest
  • MEI YI SI (没意思) Not of Interest
  • YOU YI SI (有意思) Of Interest
  • BU TAI QING CHU(不太清楚) Not Too Clear
  • KE YI (可以) Allowable/ Acceptable/ Possible
  • DUI BU QI (对不起) Sorry/ To Excuse Oneself
  • BU ZHI DAO(不知道) Do Not Know
  • BU YAO KE QI(不要客气) No Need To Be Polite
  • Chapter 1: MEI YOU (没有) Not Have
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    Introduction 沒有

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    The Man with the Key

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