Learning to think in Chinese
The covers lots of words that you have learned, and also a lot that you haven’t learned.
Chinese grammar is pretty simple compared to English, but, as you probably noticed by now, there are some major differences.
Chinese speakers expect the information provided up front. You might say, they like to set the stage for the verbs.
If you can learn to organize your thoughts according to the expected order, it will be much easier use mandarin.
Here is a link to an excellent video on the topic by Yang yang explaining Chinese sentence structure.