"Mandarin Snack" is a language learning tour book, relating on the trip of a non-Chinese speaking couple, with essential Chinese merged into an English context.
The whole booklet is composed of the followings: On the airplane Arriving at the airport At the hotel Shopping Asking for help Home visit Taking meals
For each of the above parts, we have cartoon illustrations with Uncle Onion, Aunt Tomato and Mr. Potato to help you understand Chinese local language and culture in a more easy and relaxed way.
This booklet is carefully designed by us for those people who don't have time or don't want to spend a huge amount of time studying Chinese characters or the hard-to-pronounce Chinese phonetic spelling system.
Notes are made for local life styles, culture, common address forms, greetings, shopping and food etc. which you will frequently meet in daily life in China.
Words, phrases and sentences for each part are the words, phrases and sentences you meet in the part with explanations, Chinese alphabet phonetic spelling and Chinese characters for reference purposes.
The key sentences will show up at the end of each part for your review purposes.
This booklet will help quickly bridge the gap between your own culture and Chinese culture and shorten the psychological distance between you and the local Chinese. In this way you may easily handle you daily life in China or have an even better understanding about this country.