Making Out in Chinese is a fun, accessible and thorough Mandarin Chinese phrase book and guide to the Mandarin Chinese language as it's really spoken.Wo xiang geng liao jie ni. You kong ma?
—(I want to know more about you. Do you have free time?) Answer this correctly in Chinese and you may be going on a date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap!
Mandarin Chinese classes, textbooks and Mandarin phrasebooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in China you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romances—something you may not be prepared for.
If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to China or Taiwan and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use Mandarin phrasebook makes this possible. Making Out in Chinese
has been carefully designed to act as a guide to modern colloquial Mandarin Chinese for use in everyday informal interactions—giving access to the sort of catchy Chinese expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized forms (hanyu pinyin
), each expression is given in authentic Chinese characters (zhong wen
), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. In addition, phonetic spellings are also given making speaking Mandarin a breeze. For example, "Who?"—shei?
is also given as shay?
This Chinese phrasebook includes:
- A guide to pronouncing Chinese words correctly, including a complete guide to Chinese tones.
- An explanation of tenses.
- Romanized forms of words and phrases (hanyu pinyin).
- Complete Chinese translations of all words and phrases.
- Useful and interesting notes on Japan