Learning Chinese and engaging in Chinese conversation is made easier, more accessible, and more enjoyable in this new Chinese phrase book, Essential Chinese. This book presents practical language of everyday interactions by incorporating fundamental sentences used when meeting people, starting conversations, and asking and replying to questions in Chinese, as well as a basic grammar and pronunciation guide to help you start speaking Chinese right away. In addition, language involving terms and phrases covering the latest technology devices, using social media, and tips on the essentials of travel like arranging accommodations, dining out, dealing with transportation and emergencies, is also effectively covered in extraordinary detail. Both Romanized form, targeted towards non-speaking Chinese learners, and Chinese script is also incorporated throughout the book. Essential Chinese 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 smart phones, social media and more.