Mandarin Chinese has a reputation for being a difficult language to master. And while we would not call it an easy language, some aspects of it might not be so tough to grasp. For instance, Mandarin does not distinguish between gender and number distinctions. Also, just like in English, you can make simple sentences using a subject, verb and object. So for “I want to have lunch”, we say: “我想吃午饭”。As you delve into the language further, you will find a lot of language concepts are linked, and some Chinese phrases are even borrowed from other languages.