For the complete beginner, we would suggest familiarizing
yourself with the Romanization systems used for Chinese pronunciations.
We have provided below the Yale system for Cantonese and the
pinyin system for Mandarin, with explanations on the sounds.
We have also selected useful phrases and questions to know
for building rapport with patients that would be a good place
to start. For basic vocabulary, such as numbers, colors, days
of the week, and family members go to the terminology section.
More detailed and comprehensive questions are found in the
physical diagnosis section.