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4.0 out of 5 stars
A helpful start!, 15 May 2007
I carry this phrasebook with me everywhere in China and find it extremely useful. I would agree with my fellow reviewer on the fact that Chinese Characters in all sections of the book would be useful.
Thanks to this book I was able to make a confident start to communicating in Chinese. I found the pronounciation guide on pages 250/251 excellent. From my experience I would say it is well worth spending time studying these two pages to learn the proper pinyin pronounciation rather than relying on their suggestions in brackets after each word/phrase. Personally the suggestions in brackets I have found to be unreliable at times.
This book rescued me from the frustration of not being able to communicate.