English Mandarin Joke Book

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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。
“對不起,”她說,“可你是我的一個孩子的爸爸嗎?”

(注:這位老師使用children一詞,應該是指自己教的孩子們吧!)

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

“我的狗丟了。”
“你應該在報紙上登一則廣告啊。”
“太荒唐了!他又不會讀。”

The English Mandarin Joke Book Audio!

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

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 are quizzes to test your level of English using jokes.

Easy English  Intermediate English  Advanced English

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.

Do you have any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us!