The Chinese language is a fun, but often challenging adventure for foreigners to learn. The system of reading, writing, and pronunciation is quite different from English or other European languages which can result in some confusion when first starting out.
Never fear! It’s not as hard as it may seem at first. Every day in China is a new opportunity to learn. Before you travel, it’s good to practice a few key phrases as many people do not speak any English! We’ve compiled a handy list to get you started.