Learning Chinese is really difficult, right? Wrong! Follow Easy Peasy Chinese and you'll be able to start speaking, writing and understanding Mandarin Chinese - the most spoken language in the world - in no time. This simple, visual guide provides an in-depth but clear understanding of Chinese characters and their pronunciation based on Pinyin - the system used to spell out Chinese characters using Roman letters. In no time at all, you will learn how to communicate effectively in a number of areas, including describing yourself and other people, reading and writing numbers, and talking about the weather, food, and hobbies. You can even give yourself a Chinese name, see how to haggle in shops, and test yourself to see if you know the key characters. To aid learning, look out for the headphones symbol throughout the book and listen to the free CD, so you can get the pronunciation exactly right. Learning Chinese is easy peasy!