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English Mandarin Joke Book


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
fairly –相當地
to recognise –認識
opposite – 面對

If you’re having problems, there’s a translation on the following page.

一位小學老師坐在公共汽車上。 她非常確信自己認識坐在對面的那個男人。


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

Dog reading cartoon


The English Mandarin Joke Book Audio!

Tim Shoesmith, an English entertainer, has recorded all the jokes and this version is currently available from Apple Books.

Joke about a boy with an arrow

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 is a quiz to test your level of English using jokes.

Fun English quiz


Ready to buy The English Mandarin Joke Book? Which version do you need?

The full audio version is available from Apple Books for people with an iPhone, iBook or Mac.

Get it on Apple Books

Regular ebook versions are available from Smashwords and Amazon.