It’s simple: follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud, and soon you’ll be speaking Chinese. This handy, easy-to-read language guide is easy to carry and gives the basic phrases you need while traveling, asking directions, or ordering food at a restaurant. It also includes phrases for medical or legal emergencies, as well as terminology for hotels, airports, and so on. But most of all, it’s just plain fun!Mike Ellis is a web designer and runs the popular website www.slanguage.com. He lives with his family in Philadelphia.