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Tips To Translate English to Chinese Mandarin While In China

Headed to China for a professional or business trip, or a private holiday with loved ones? Well the first thing that you must know before leaving for China is the language problem that you are likely to face in the country, especially when you don’t have a translator with you and if you aren’t all that versed in Mandarin Chinese. It is true that Chinese people have started learning English and it is possible to converse to some extent but there are many words and gestures that you might need to translate from English to Chinese Mandarin every once in a while.

So are you prepared for the challenge of doing this translation? Are you equipped with all the tools needed? If not, then the following tips will prove very handy:

  • The first thing that you must do before leaving is to download an HSK app on your Smartphone or your tablet. HSK is a Chinese language certification test which prepares learners for Chinese language and by downloading this app, you can easily find the translation of many sentences and words that will make your trip much easier from the language point of view.

  • The next step is to download a few Chinese language Flash card apps which can prepare you for a few basic words and sentences beforehand so that you don’t have a difficult time trying to order food or find your way across China. the flashcard apps are extremely useful as they make memorizing of words and phrases easy and help you to understand the meanings of some important Chinese words like ‘thank you’, ‘welcome’, ‘left’, ‘right’, ‘lost’, ‘help’ etc.

  • Another tip to translate English to Chinese mandarin on your trip to China is to buy yourself a pocket dictionary of Chinese-English or simply download a ‘Chinese-English’ dictionary app on your Smartphone. The dictionary is very handy for translation and is possibly the best tool for finding meanings in a quick way when stuck with non-English speaking people. Moreover, the dictionary helps one to read signs, boards and other such sign ages.

  • If these tools aren’t enough, you can also take a short term Chinese speaking course before your trip, especially if you are going to spend a considerable period of time in China. The course will help you learn the basics of the language like the tones, the words, common phrases, important and commonly used sentences etc. You can also opt for an online course for which you won’t need to travel anywhere.

  • You can also buy yourself an audio guided course which too can help in quick learning of Chinese Mandarin Basics in just a few days. These courses are like self-help courses for those who need a quick way to get through the common Chinese language rules.

Yes Chinese is difficult to learn but with these tips, you can easily make your way through. Visit Purple Panda Global today to download some of the most useful Chinese apps.

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