With Collins Mandarin Phrasebook and Dictionary you will sound and speak like a native. As the only phrasebook in the market offering an hour's worth of downloadable audio files, it's ideal for practicing pronunciation, listening comprehension and becoming more confident, not just in speaking but in understanding others when abroad. Collins Mandarin Phrasebook and Dictionary is 'four books in one' - a photoguide, a phrasebook, a food guide containing a menu reader and a 5,000-word dictionary. The phrases are short and easy to use. The language reflects everyday speech - there are no lengthy sentences to struggle and sweat over. The phrases have a simple guide to help with pronunciation. There are also practical tips to help you make the most of your visit abroad. The new 4-colour layout allows easy access to key information. Collins Mandarin Phrasebook and Dictionary isn't just for emergencies. The specially commissioned food guides describe the different regional dishes and wines. They also contain a comprehensive menu reader to guide you through the maze of menus. The audio files cover all the essential phrases needed to get by.They are presented clearly and slowly by a native speaker and all words and phrases are repeated twice. The listening material provides a chance to practise and learn key words and vocabulary before you embark on your travels. Repeated listening will ensure that you will recognize much of what is said to you abroad and will give you extra confidence in your pronunciation.