Lonely Planet's China Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful phrases and vocabulary from Cantonese, Mandarin, Tibetan and many more regional dialects, for all your travel needs. Strike up a conversation with locals, ask for directions to historic sights, and order delicacies at bustling markets; all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now!
Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation!
Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings
Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder
Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips
Never get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary
Be prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology
Meet friends with conversation starter phrases
Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides
Inside Lonely Planet's China Phrasebook & Dictionary:
User-friendly layout organised by travel scenario categories
Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance, on-the-fly cues
5 Phrases to Learn Before You Go
10 Ways to Start a Sentence
10 Phrases to Sound like a Local
Listen For - phrases you may hear
Look For - phrases you may see on signs
Shortcuts - easy-to-remember alternatives to the full phrases
Q&A - suggested answers to questions asked
Basics - time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rules
Practical - travel with kids, disabled travellers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, bargaining, accommodation, directions, border crossing, transport
Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weather
Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions
Food - ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredients
The Perfect Choice:Lonely Planet's China Phrasebook & Dictionary, a pocket-sized comprehensive language guide, provides on-the-go language assistance; great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture.
Check out our Fast Talk Phrasebook mobile app for on-the-go language needs. (Available languages: German, Latin Spanish, European Spanish, French, and Italian.)
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