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ᡩᠣᠨᠵᡳᠴᡳ ᠰᡳ ᡨᡝ ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ ᠪᡳᡨᡥᡝ ᡨᠠᠴᡳᠮᠪᡳ ᠰᡝᠮᠪᡳ᠈ ᡠᠮᡝᠰᡳ ᠰᠠᡳᠨ᠈ ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ ᡤᡳᠰᡠᠨ ᠰᡝᡵᡝᠩᡤᡝ᠈ ᠮᡠᠰᡝᡳ ᡠᠵᡠᡳ ᡠᠵᡠ ᠣᠶᠣᠩᡤᠣ ᠪᠠᡳᡨᠠ᠈ ᡠᡨᡥᠠᡳ ᠨᡳᡴᠠᠰᠠᡳ ᠮᡝᠨᡳ ᠮᡝᠨᡳ ᠪᠠ ‍ᡳ ᡤᡳᠰᡠᠨ ‍ᡳ ᠠᡩᠠᠯᡳ᠈ ᠪᠠᡥᠠᠨᠠᡵᠠᡴᡡᠴᡳ ᠣᠮᠪᡳᠣ᠈

Senior. So I hear you are studying Manchu, eh? that's right. Manchu is with us Manchus the first and foremost of essentials; it is to us, in short, what the language spoken in his own part of the country is to a Chinese; so it would never do to be without a knowledge of Manchu, would it?

donjici, Condit. tense (6) of donjimbi to hear: I hear, but I am not sure, whether it is so

si thou

te now

manju Manchu

bithe book

tacimbi Present Tense (2) to learn

sembi (2) to say, here merely closing the report he heard

umesi very

sain good

manju Manchu

gisun word, speech

serengge Future Part. of sembi to say, namely

musei we, with genitive affix i, of us

manjusai Manchus, gen. plur. sa-i

ujui first, with genitive affix the first of the first
uju first

oyonggo important

baita thing, matter

uthai therefore, it is as

nikasai, pl. of nikan Chinese (nikasa) with gen. affix i of the Chinese

meni meni every

ba place

i genitive affix

gisun word, speech

i genitive affix

adali alike, similar to

bahanarakūci Fut. (5) of bahanambi comprehend, with negation akū and oci Conditional (6) of ombi to be, you should know

ombio Pres. Tense (2) of ombi to be, with interrogative o, will that do?