There's no need to lose face, forgo the Peking duck or miss the slow boat down the Yangtze. Get Lonely Planet's Mandarin iPhone phrasebook (now with Pinyin) and there'll be no more pointing at the menu and hoping for the best. With 630 spoken phrases, you'll never be lost for words in shops, bars, hotels, taxis, you name it.
Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel company and these handy iPhone guides have been designed especially for the traveller:
•No internet connection needed
•Audio phrases spoken by locals so you know what they really sound like
•Multiple search functions to find phrases quickly and easily
•Kill time on a bumpy overnight bus ride and use the app to test your language skills
+++ NEW: Lonely Planet Chinese Offline Translator +++
You may also want to check out the new Offline Translator app. You talk (or type) and it translates. Works anywhere, anytime with no data or roaming fees. Search for it in the app store.