Essential Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook and Dictionary presents the practical language of everyday interactions, conveyed in a way that's clear, concise, accessible and enjoyable. It includes fundamental sentences used when meeting people, starting conversations, and asking and replying to questions, as well as a basic Chinese grammar and pronunciation guide to help you start speaking Mandarin right away. Terms and phrases covering mobile phones, wireless, and social media help you make the most of the language. In addition, sentences on the essentials of travel help visitors navigate the basics of arranging accommodations, dining out, dealing with transportation and emergencies, and more. All Chinese words are presented in both Romanized form and Chinese script. Essential Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook and Dictionary includes: Over 1,500 essential sentences for everyday use A glossary containing over 2,000 terms and expressions A handy format for finding the information you need quickly and easily Latest Chinese vocabulary and phrases for smartphones, social media and more
Catherine Dai (Siquan Dai) has been working for Oxford University Press as Senior Editor for over 10 years. She has worked on a variety of textbook titles ranging from primary level to high school tailored for mainland China market. Apart from English textbooks, she has got expertise on bilingual language books and done quite a few translation projects for Chinese publishers. She received her BA in English Language and Literature from Fudan University, and an MSc in International Relations from Bristol University.