You've just arrived in Beijing. There are lots of new impressions to digest. See if you can make sense of them. There are five questions to check how much you know.

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There are many dialects spoken in China, but the language which will help you through wherever you go is Mandarin, or Pǔtōnghuà, as it is called in Chinese. What does it mean? Click on the right answer.
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Chinese is a tonal language where each syllable in isolation has its definite tone, and same syllables with different tones mean different things. When you say 'ma' with a third tone, does it mean:
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Knowing how to say 'Do you speak English?' might come in handy now. Which is the right phrase?
Where is the toilet?
How are you?
Do you speak English?
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All this excitement! Where is the next toilet? But what are the symbols for 'Gents' and 'Ladies'?
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hotel
male, female
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Well done, you finished the quiz. You answered all the questions.

You got  out of 5 right the first time!


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