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Okay, thanks for the information >.< I'll come back in a couple months once I get the hang of it.
There is just simple "parsing" which, in the above case, would just be getting input into a string, splitting it at the space character into 2 strings (verb and noun), then comparing them to known values (commands and nouns, the latter usually being items or objects the player can interact with).
Then there is the more technical definition, which is a whole different beast - I wouldn't worry about that now. If you are curious, Wikipedia can give you a rundown.
At this point it sounds like you need to concentrate on honing your programming skills. Incrementally add more complexity to something you have already written, or start the small maze project you mentioned. Make sure you understand string handling (which is amazingly great in C#), and reading and writing to the Console. Learn collections, especially List and maybe Dictionary. Become comfortable with using the standard library and classes - you don't need them memorized, but you should find them predictable enough that a quick glance at MSDN is all you might need to use something you haven't before.
Understanding Classes and object oriented programming will come in handy when your projects get to be larger and more complex.
I don't have any useful links to learning resources or books, but I bet if you search this site for "C# tutorials" or "C# learning" you will likely find some useful posts.