Two Books in One! The Easy Chinese Phrasebook and Dictionary is both a practical phrasebook of essential Chinese travel vocabulary and expressions and an extensive 3,500-word English-Chinese dictionary. It is also a handy reference providing varied cultural information you will find indispensable when traveling in China. Beginning with the basics of the Chinese language and pronunciation, the phrasebook section of this book covers key expressions and sentence patterns needed when: * asking for information; * buying tickets; * passing through customs; * taking public transportation or taxis; * checking into and out of hotels; * making phone calls; * exchanging money; * finding a place to eat; * ordering meals; * sightseeing; * shopping; * getting help, * and much more. Each unit also contains useful cultural tips about the people and customs of China, concluding with important signs that you will need to recognize as well as responses you are likely to hear. All of the words and phrases in both the phrasebook and dictionary sections of this book are given in Chinese characters, romanized Chinese (pinyin), and English. At the back of the book, there is a Chinese-English wordlist supplement as well as appendices that include conversion charts, place names, currency comparisons, Chinese dynasties, numbers, time, cities of interest, and family relations. In an easy-to-use format with lighthearted illustrations throughout, the Easy Chinese Phrasebook and Dictionary is the ideal pocket-sized reference for crossing the Chinese language and culture barrier with ease.Tung, Yeou-Koung is the author of 'Easy Chinese Phrasebook & Dictionary' with ISBN 9780844285269 and ISBN 0844285269.