Here you'll learn the essential Chinese words and phrases for getting started in an office envoironment in China. You'll learn how to talk about your office and meetings. You'll be able to get your computer connected to the internet, discuss sending documents by email, and arrange to make calls - all in Mandarin Chinese
Dani answers the phone with the typical Chinese telephone greeting when Leo calls her. Dani offers to help him get used to his new surroundings and learn the vocabulary for the most common office tools and tasks. Leo also learns how to give orders or instructions in Mandarin Chinese, should he need something from his colleagues.
If you're working in an office in China, you're likely to be in the minority as one of the few foreigners. You are likely to be there for your skills and international experience and not your Mandarin speaking abilities. In any case, having some simple Chinese vocabulary can make it easier to get some everyday tasks accomplished. You cannot take it for granted that all of your colleagues will speak English, especially if you need to request something from a secretary, receptionist or other support staff.
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