GETTING HELP WITH YOUR CHINESE
 
Chinese friends and casual acquaintances often take great delight in helping us with our Chinese. So how can we help them help us better?
 
In the attached pdf file are some simple ideas (questions you can ask) to elicit the word you need as well as techniques to clarify the meaning of a sentence.
 
When trying these ideas out, don't forget to have some 'leave-taking' phrases ready, such as: "I must go home now" or "See you again" or "Wo3 you3 shi4qing, wo3 gai1 zou3le".