47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Highly recommended by everyone I meet in Beijing,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Rough Guide to Mandarin Chinese (A Dictionary Phrasebook) (Paperback)
This book is a must have for all travellers in China, particularly Northern China and highly recommended by the native English speakers that I have met in Beijing. Not only does the book benefit from an English/ Mandarin and Mandarin/English translation section, but there is the added bonus of phonetic spelling too. OK, you still may not be able to pronounce all of the words correctly, but it gives you a fighting chance. An additional bonus is the words are also written in Chinese characters, so if your pronunciation is drawing blank faces, you can point at the word and communicate that way. The book is a useable pocket size and has been out with me every visit during my 3 month stay in China.
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